Gas alarm detects carbon monoxide, family evacuates
A SOUTH Wangaratta family was saved from serious injury or worse after the carbon monoxide alarm in their home went off in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Wangaratta Fire Bridge was called to the home at 1.20am Sunday morning in response to the alarm.
“On arrival we used a gas monitor and detected the carbon monoxide levels in the house,” Wangaratta station officer Graham Mathey told the Wangaratta Chronicle.
“The cause of the gas is unknown.
“We ventilated the structure and the family was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons.
“The alarm works on the same principle as a smoke alarm and did a really good job.
“Buying that carbon monoxide alarm was a good investment.”