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Woman and three children taken to hospital following Carbon Monoxide incident

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A woman and three children were taken to hospital after NIFRS were alerted to a Chimney Fire at a premises in Coleraine this afternoon.

Upon entering the house, gas monitors detected a high reading of Carbon Monoxide.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson told Causeway Coast Community:

“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 1:35pm to a report of a chimney fire at residential premises at the Bushmills Roads area of Coleraine this afternoon (Tuesday 23rd February).

“2 Fire Appliances from Coleraine Fire Station were deployed to the scene following a report of a chimney fire in the area. Firefighters using a stirrup pump, thermal imaging cameras, breathing apparatus and a gas monitor dealt with the incident. One woman and three children were taken to a nearby hospital due to a high level of carbon monoxide in an adjacent property as a precaution.

“The property has been ventilated and the reading has decreased dramatically. Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service finished at the scene at 4:02pm and the incident has been passed through to the local Environmental Health Officer

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