BREAKING: Carbon monoxide hospitalises Ottery family

Fire engine

Fire engine - Credit: Archant

A family of seven from Ottery were rushed to hospital this morning for treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning.

The fire service was called to reports of a carbon monoxide alarm activating at a property in Hill View just after 7am.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said appliances from Ottery and Middlemoor were mobilised to the incident, and a gas engineer was also in attendance.

He said: “Upon arrival crews confirmed the family of seven had been evacuated to the fresh air, and were being taken to hospital as a precaution after being treated by ambulance personnel on scene.

“Crews obtained a reading [for carbon monoxide] which was found to be higher then the safe level.”