SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say seven children were among nine people taken from a Springfield home to a hospital for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Springfield Fire Chief Mark Hart tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/1L7earj ) that the carbon monoxide level in the house was "sky high" after crews arrived at the house early Friday on a call about the residents not feeling well.
The names of those hospitalized and their conditions weren't immediately released. Hart says the children ranged in age from 8 months to 12 years.
Hart says the batteries might have been removed from a carbon monoxide detector in the rental home. The odorless gas might have come from a faulty hot water heater.
Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com