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Father, kids in CO leak

UPDATE: 8:39 a.m.

Nine people were evacuated and a father and two children taken to hospital following a carbon monoxide leak in Vancouver overnight.

The father may need treatment in a hyperbaric chamber at Vancouver General Hospital, CTV News reports. The children are in less serious condition.

The leak may have been caused by a hot water heat exchanger.

The home has been vented, and after repairs on the furnace system, the family is expected to be allowed back in.


ORIGINAL: 6:35 a.m.

Nine people have been taken to hospital after a carbon monoxide poisoning incident in Vancouver this morning.

Firefighters, paramedics and a hazmat team responded to the scene at a home on Tyne Street in Vancouver's Killarney neighbourhood, CTV News tweeted about 6 a.m.

An initial medical call came in for chest pains, but first responders' CO detectors picked up the leak, alerting crews to the danger.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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