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Generators Cited For Baltimore Carbon Monoxide Poisonings

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Fire officials in Baltimore say exhaust fumes from generators outside the city's main post office complex led to high carbon monoxide levels this morning that made a number of employees ill.

A fire department spokesman told the Associated Press that two people were taken to hospitals and 58 others were evaluated at the scene. He says firefighters first responded to a report of a fall at the building about 8:30 this morning and discovered elevated levels of carbon monoxide after other employees began reporting symptoms. 

He says investigators believe the fumes came from generators outside the building that activated following a power outage a few hours earlier. The building was evacuated and ventilated.

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