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UPDATE: Family ran out of LP gas and used grill to heat home

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TOWN OF ARCADIA (WKOW) -- Three helicopters and five ambulances were sent to a home on Rainey Valley Road in the Town of Arcadia late Sunday afternoon.

According to our affiliate, WXOW, the Trempeleau County Sheriff's Department received a call about an unknown medical issue at the home.  The first officer on scene immediately smelled a strong chemical odor when entering the home.  He had gone upstairs and found four people lying on the floor, two were unconscious children.  The smell was so overwhelming, the officer felt ill and left the home.

Ten people were found inside, all sick from carbon monoxide poisoning.  The Sheriff's Department says the officer and two EMT's were also overcome by the fumes.  The officer and EMT's were treated and released at a local hospital.

A charcoal grill was being used to heat the home, as the occupants had run out of LP gas.

The incident remains under investigation.
TOWN OF ARCADIA (WKOW) -- More than a dozen people are overcome by carbon monoxide when a charcoal grill was used inside a home.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a Town of Arcadia home late Sunday afternoon. First responders found seven adults and five children suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Some of them were unconscious.

A police officer who responded also had to be treated at a local hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Investigators say it appears the occupants were using a grill in the kitchen for heat.

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