clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

4 hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning in West Town

The initial carbon monoxide levels read at over 1000ppm, fire officials said.

Four people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning Sept. 30, 2019 in West Town on the Near West Side.
Four people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning Sept. 30, 2019 in West Town on the Near West Side.
Sun-Times file photo

Four people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning Monday in West Town.

Fire officials responded to a building in the 2000 block of West Fulton Street after reports of high levels of carbon monoxide, Chicago fire officials said. A portable carbon monoxide monitor read initial levels above 1000ppm.

Two people were taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said. One person was taken to the Rush University Medical Center and another to the University of Illinois in Chicago Hospital in fair condition.

The building has since been evacuated, fire officials said.

Additional details were not made available.