At least 13 people treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — More than a dozen people had to be treated for symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning Tuesday night.

Emergency crews were called to a house on Sixth Avenue in East Cleveland around 9:30 p.m.

According to East Cleveland Fire Department Deputy Chief Geoffrey Walton, most of the victims were children. Walton said between 13 and 16 people were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

He said most of the victims were expected to make a full recovery.

East Ohio Gas was called to the scene to investigate the cause of the carbon monoxide. A Dominion spokesman said service was restored to the house on Jan. 29, but the the furnace, water heater and stove were tagged for repairs.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can kill.

CO is found in fumes produced when fuel is burned in engines, gas ranges, furnaces, and other sources.

The CDC said symptoms include headaches, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion.

Click here to learn more about preventing CO poisoning in your home.

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