Medics treated four people for symptoms believed to be cause by carbon monoxide exposure this morning.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical crews were called an apartment at 1724 Ohio Street, just after 2:30 Sunday morning. The residents told dispatchers that the apartment's carbon monoxide detector was sounding and four people were feeling light headed.
Firefighters reported readings of 72ppm (parts per million) in the apartment and requested the gas company to respond.
Medics treated four people outside of the residence for slight headaches and light-headedness. It did not appear that anyone was transported from the scene by ambulance.
Carbon monoxide levels of 5 parts per million or less are considered normal household levels according to the EPA. Levels near properly adjusted gas stoves are often 5 to 15 ppm and those near poorly adjusted stoves may be 30 ppm or higher. Source
There has been no confirmation regarding what may have caused the elevated levels.
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Lawrence Police responded on four disturbances this morning, none of which were reported to involve any serious injuries or arrests.
Fire Medical crews responded on a possible structure fire this morning at 3:13. Crews were called to the 1500 block of W 24th Street after someone reported a newspaper on fire in a stairwell. Police and firefighters arrived to report that the fire had been extinguished. One fire crew reported witnessing a male dressed in dark clothing running from the scene as they were arriving. Officers checked the area and did not report locating anyone matching the given description.
At 3:31, Fire Medical crews were to an apartment in the 400 block of California Street to investigate a Carbon Monoxide alarm sounding, one person was also reporting feeling ill, possibly related to elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide. Crews reported "all clear and under control" about eight minutes at the scene. No one was transported from that scene by Medics.
None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.
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