Mom Saves Day on Mother's Day

5 years 2 months 1 week ago Monday, May 13 2013 May 13, 2013 Monday, May 13, 2013 9:32:29 AM CDT May 13, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis County mother saved the day on Mother's Day after finding relatives unresponsive in their beds.

Names of the woman and her relatives have not been released. All were apparently victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. Victims ranged in age from less than 1 to 44.

The exact number of people in the home was unclear but police believe there were nine. All were taken to a hospital for observation.

Florissant police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the woman was nauseous around 8 a.m. Sunday. By the time police and firefighters arrived they found the woman carrying children out of the house.

Firefighters believe carbon monoxide leaked into the house because the attic fan was running with the windows closed.

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