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Fourteen people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning

Fourteen people in Ashburn were exposed to carbon monoxide after a car was left running in a townhouse garage.

A release from the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Services said the incident happened at around 7:35 p.m. Jan. 1, when a 911 call was placed for a medical emergency in the 22600 area of High Haven Terrace.

When fire and rescue personnel reached the scene, the residents of an end-unit townhouse and their guests, 14 people total, had been exposed to carbon monoxide from a car accidentally left running in the garage. After experiencing headache-like symptoms, the residents called 911. All 14 people were taken to Inova Loudoun to check for further injuries.

Fire and rescue personnel also checked the adjacent townhomes for additional exposures, but none were found.


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