Firefighters find ‘large levels’ of carbon monoxide in home

January 7, 2024

Firefighters find ‘large levels’ of carbon monoxide in home

No functioning smoke or carbon monoxide detectors were in the house

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Firefighters from three departments responded to a home in the 4000 block of Baker Road Saturday night, Jan. 6, and discovered “large levels” of carbon monoxide, according to the Shelby-Benona Fire Department.

“Just after (9:30 p.m.) this evening, the department along with Grant Township Fire and Rescue and Ferry Township Fire Department (responded) to the 4000 block of Baker Road in Shelby Township,” states a post on the Shelby-Benona Fire Department’s Facebook page. “Initial reports were the smell of smoke in the home, and all occupants were evacuated. Command arrived on scene with nothing showing from the outside. Upon further investigation, a smoke-like haze was found inside the home. Arriving units donned appropriate PPE (personal protection equipment) including full SCBAs (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) and made entry into the residence to locate the source.

“After thorough inspection, it was determined the haze was the result of large levels of carbon monoxide. Crews began opening windows and doors, ventilating the residence. Once levels were returned to normal, occupants were advised not to stay in the residence overnight, and crews cleared the scene.

“There were no functioning smoke or carbon monoxide detectors in the residence. If this is the case in your home, please reach out to us or your local department.”

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office and Life EMS assisted at the scene, and Mason-Oceana 911 dispatched the call.

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