BOSTON - A carbon monoxide leak forced four people from an apartment in East Boston overnight.
Emergency responders were called to Elbow Street just before 11 p.m. for a gas leak. When they arrived, they found high carbon monoxide readings in the apartment building.
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Two people were sent to the hospital as a precaution.
Eversource went to the scene to try and pinpoint a cause, but the fire department tweeted out the source could be smoldering cables underground.
Possible source of CO is smoldering underground cables. Eversource responding. Ongoing.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) January 9, 2017
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