SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have evacuated a South Charleston hotel after one guest died and four others fell sick.

South Charleston fire Capt. Virgil White says firefighters detected high levels of carbon monoxide on several floors at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites on Corridor G.

Fire Chief Greg Petry says three male victims were found Tuesday in a fifth-floor room along with the deceased. The dead man hadn’t shown for a meeting, and the others became sick when they went to check on him.

Charleston EMS supervisor Danny Anderson says another guest fell ill at the airport after leaving the hotel and sought treatment.

Three EMS workers who came into contact with the dead man’s body fluids are being evaluated as a precaution.

The hotel is closed until the source is identified.

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