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April 25, 2012

5 killed in Md. by carbon monoxide poisoning

A rusted exhaust pipe that had separated from a heating system was likely the cause of the gas leak

By Meredith Somers
The Washington Times

OXON HILL, Md. — Five people were found dead Tuesday in an Oxon Hill home, poisoned by carbon monoxide levels nearly 10 times higher than acceptable limits, emergency officials said Tuesday.

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor said a rusted exhaust pipe that had separated from a heating system was likely the cause of the gas leak at the small, brick house. The thermostat was on after a night during which temperatures dipped near freezing.

Full story: 5 killed in Md. by carbon monoxide poisoning

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Robert Gift Robert Gift Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:37:19 PM How sad thathey did not have an $18 carbon monoxide alarm. I check our furnace and water heater pipes in August and look athem at other times.
Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:35:08 AM So preventable with the instalation of a CO detector alarm.
Khandoker A. Jalil Khandoker A. Jalil Friday, August 17, 2012 10:39:22 AM We should More alert about CO Concerns

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