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Three taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisioning after power cut
10:33am Friday 27th December 2013 in News
THREE people have been taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.
A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said they received a call at 9.25am on Christmas Eve to an address on Dean Drove, Lytchett Matravers, and a fire engine and one hazardous materials and items unit were sent to the house.
They said that the house was affected by a power cut on Monday evening and an electric generator had been started up in a confined space.
One person was taken out of the property by firefighters, while two others were able to walk out, and all three were taken by Dorset Ambulance Service to hospital.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service took the opportunity to remind residents that due to the recent and ongoing bout of bad weather, if a generator is used, it should be placed in an open room where air can circulate easily.
The spokesperson added that carbon monoxide poisoning can prove fatal.
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