CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Two woman are in the hospital after they were overcome by carbon monoxide early Monday morning.
Emergency crews responded to a home in the 2300 block of Stratford Avenue around 12:30 a.m.
When crews arrived, they found two women who were partially conscious and a dog that was staggering. After testing, firefighters discovered there were high levels of carbon monoxide on the first floor.
According to officials, the leak was caused by a clogged flu pipe. The residents had just turned on their heat three hours before they were found. Since there were no CO detectors in the home, officials say the outcome could have been much worse had the women not been found.
Both women were transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center for treatment. The SPCA also responded to take the dog to a shelter while the owner is in the hospital.