ADELPHI, Md. (WJZ) — At least 11 people were sickened by carbon monoxide during a church service in Prince George’s County over the weekend, officials said.
Crews were called to a property in the 3000 block of Buck Lodge Road on Sunday for a report of people unconscious. When they got to the scene, they found a group of 25 to 30 people inside a building where a church service was happening. Everyone was conscious.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 862 New Cases Reported; Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Continue Declining
EMS crews took seven people to hospitals for evaluation and treatment; multiple other people refused treatment or left the scene, the Prince George’s County Fire Department said.READ MORE: Baltimore City Schools To Offer Weekly COVID-19 Testing For Students, Staff
On Monday morning, four more people went to a hospital with dizziness and vomiting, symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.MORE NEWS: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Crash In Prince George's County
The fire department said crews found a natural gas leak and multiple gas-powered wall heaters in the building.