Carbon monoxide incident prompts evacuation of Falmouth apartment complex

– Carbon monoxide detectors likely prevented a major tragedy in Falmouth,. Firefighters were called to to the Gosnold Grove Apartments at 364 East Falmouth Highway (Route 28) about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday evening where they discovered elevated levels of the colorless, odorless, and potentially deadly gas. Fire officials decided to evacuate the entire complex. An ambulance was called to the scene but no one was complaining of any symptoms as of press time. Officials are reportedly investigating if construction work earlier in the day may have accidentally blocked up a heading vent causing the gas to build up.
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