Firefightrers rescue two felled by fumes


Two residents of a Mauna Kea Properties home in South Kohala may have been overcome by fumes in their home Sunday morning. Hawaii County firefighters found the residents to be unresponsive at 11:09 a.m., and removed then from the two-story home, said a Fire Department media release.

The county’s Hazardous Materials Team was activated to investigate and discovered a mechanical malfunction in a pool exhaust system on the property.

The problem was fixed and the residents returned to the home, the release said. Two engines, two medical units, a hazardous materials truck and two other vehicles were dispatched to the scene. The last unit left more than four hours after the first response.

 

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