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Carbon Monoxide Leak Strikes Southeast D.C.

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Several families are being evaluated following a carbon monoxide leak in Southeast D.C.

When a woman and her child became lethargic and semi-conscious here in this three-story condo complex in southeast, residents thought there was a natural gas leak. D.C. fire crews were called to the 2600 block of Wade Road around 1:20 p.m. Monday and found high levels of the toxic gas inside an apartment building.

"It was a carbon monoxide emergency," says Deputy Fire Chief Demetrios Vlassapoulos.

Thirteen adults and five children are under evaluation at the scene, and all but two of the adults were taken to the hospital. All are expected to be okay.

It's suspected the leak came from a basement furnace.

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