Hazardous Material at Group Home Sent Eight People to the Hospital

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PARKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Maryland Department of the Environment have found the culprit that sent eight people to the hospital Sunday night.

MDE says that trace amounts of carbon monoxide were to blame for causing four staffers and four residents to become ill at the Parkville group home.

Baltimore County paramedics were called to the home on Hillcrest Avenue late Sunday night for an unconscious person.

Officials say the person was taken to Franklin Square Hospital, but paramedics were called back early Monday when several other people also felt ill. Four staffers, including one who called for assistance after she went home, and four residents were taken to area hospitals. Six of those patients were later transferred to Shock Trauma.

Fire officials said late Monday that personnel detected high levels of carbon monoxide. The source of the CO was not clear.

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