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Two Pediatric Patients Flown to Trauma Center After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lexington Park

On Friday, November 3, 2023, at approximately 11:12 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, Second District and NAS Patuxent River responded to the 21000 block of Gambier Place in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on the scene to find all four occupants, two adults and two children, had evacuated the home and were suffering from CO poisoning symptoms. Firefighters entered the residence and found CO levels of 500 PPM along with a generator which was running in the basement. Preliminarily, the residence was found to have no power with one or more gas generators in the basement powering appliances in the residence. Maryland State Police Helicopters Trooper 6 and Trooper 7 were requested to land nearby for 2 pediatric patients and one adult. Trooper 7 landed nearby and transported two pediatric patients for precautionary reasons. The adult patient denied transport and self-transported themselves to the trauma center, Trooper 6 was canceled and returned to service. Fire and rescue personnel operated on the scene for approximately 45 minutes. Our First Responders urge citizens to take these steps to protect yourself and your household from CO poisoning. Using alternative sources of power, such as a generator, can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up […]

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