Dallas, TX- Authorities said five children were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after the gas had been leaking into a Dallas apartment Thursday.
Dallas Fire-Rescue officials said they were dispatched to The Hamptons at Lake West in the 2400 block of Bickers Street at 6:20 p.m. after a woman called about her children complaining of not feeling well.
When firefighters arrived, they moved everyone outside as the children were exhibiting signs of a carbon monoxide exposure.
Firefighters said they found traces of carbon monoxide in the apartment, so they called in a hazmat team to investigate.
A hazmat team checked the apartment and found the hot water heater’s ventilation had blocked by pieces of sheet rock, causing the gas to vent into the apartment.
The five children all between the ages of 1 and 14 years old were taken to a hospital for evaluation.
No further details have been released.