Source: Oct 25, 2010 - Washington Examiner
Howard County fire officials say a home where seven Elkridge residents suffered carbon monoxide poisoning had a working carbon monoxide detector. Fire officials say several residents had made their way out of the home by the time Howard County and Baltimore County rescue units arrived just before midnight Saturday. The seven were reported in stable condition Sunday after being taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center. - AP
Officials praised the fact that the home had a working carbon monoxide detector.
“As in this case, a working carbon monoxide detector can mean the difference between life and death,” Howard County Fire Chief William F. Goddard III said.
Heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.