|Published:||Nov 02, 2012 10:29 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Nov 02, 2012 10:29 AM EDT|
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say five people have been sent to the hospital after being overcome by fumes while using a generator inside their house in Ocala.
Ocala Fire Rescue spokesman Brian Stoothoff told the Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/Prcr4G ) that everyone in the house was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Someone was able to call 911 shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.
The newspaper reports all five are expected to recover.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless. Stoothoff reminds people not to use generators inside their homes.
Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/
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