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California family survives near gas poisoning
— A Livermore family narrowly escaped being poisoned by carbon monoxide
this morning, fire officials said.
Shortly after 5:30 a.m.,
firefighters received a call about a medical emergency on Olivina
They arrived at the caller's house to find several
children and adults gathered outside. All said they were having trouble
breathing, said Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Capt. Paul Legasa.
entering, officials found the house full of smoke. They quickly
discovered the source was a small, smoldering electrical fire in the
attic. Family members had been unaware of the fire due, in part, to a
lack of smoke detectors in the house, Legasa said.
were taken to the hospital for gas inhalation, he said.
appeared to have been caused by electrical work that was not
code-compliant, Legasa said, adding, "This family's lucky to be alive."http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14513045?nclick_check=1
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