Firefighters from the London Fire Brigade have warned of the dangers of carbon monoxide following a suspected leak at a house on Bromyard Avenue in Acton.
Two adults and a child were taken to hospital yesterday (13 November 2023) after suffering from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Brigade was called at 5:27pm and the incident was over by 8:02pm. Two fire engines from Acton and Chiswick fire stations and two fire rescue units from Wembley and Euston fire stations attended the scene.
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “You can’t taste, see or smell CO fumes, but it can kill in minutes. It’s really important to fit a CO alarm in all rooms containing fuel burning appliances, ensuring that the alarm is able to be heard throughout the property. When sleeping, it’s important that your alarm can wake you if it sounds.”
They added: “It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and learn what to do if you suspect someone may be affected.”
London Fire Brigade is telling residents to watch out for carbon monoxide symptoms which apply to both humans and pets. These include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of consciousness