Carbon monoxide poisoning sends five to Brockton hospital

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BROCKTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Five people, including two children ages 3 and 7, were taken to an area hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning after they tried to heat their apartment with a gas stove.

Officials responded to the apartment building located at 165 Carls Ave. around 3:08 p.m. The five victims, who did not all live in the same apartment unit, were transported to Signature Healthcare in Brockton, while a sixth person refused transport, reports The Brockton Enterprise.

According to the newspaper, the carbon monoxide poisoning does not appear to be life-threatening.