Four police officers were among 12 people sickened by carbon monoxide in a New Jersey home so toxic it left victims convulsing and foaming at the mouth, reports the Associated Press .
Sensors detected dangerously excessive levels of carbon in the home, said Flanders Fire Chief Tyler Wargo. Five people were taken to a New York hospital, including three of the officers, who were released after treatment. Others were treated at the scene.
The names of the injured people were not released, and a hospital spokeswoman said she could not provide information on a patient’s condition without their names.
People were lying on the lawn outside the house in Mount Olive when firefighters arrived around 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Wargo couldn’t comment on the cause, but officials have narrowed it down to something in the home.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating.
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