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Shreveport family transported for CO exposure

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

The Shreveport Fire Department responded to a medical emergency call Tuesday morning in the 9400 block of Montego Lane where a whole family was complaining of shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting.

When fire crews arrived, they found a Carbon Monoxide meter measuring 124 parts per million of carbon monoxide. The acceptable OSHA 8-hour exposure to CO is 35 parts per million. The family, 3 adults and 3 children, were immediately removed from the home, treated and transported to area hospitals.

SFD would like to remind all citizens to install a carbon monoxide detector in their home if they have natural gas appliances. Also, have them service properly by a licensed technician.

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