A family had to evacuate their home after a carbon monoxide alarm was triggered by a faulty boiler last night (Thursday).
Firefighters from East Cowes were mobilised to Chinchen Close on the Hawthorn Meadows estate at 01:33.
The retained crew quickly identified the cause of the alarm and isolated the property’s boiler.
Fire control have praised the family for ensuring they had a carbon monoxide alarm installed.
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no smell or taste. Breathing it in can make you unwell, and it can kill if you’re exposed to high levels.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are not always obvious, particularly during low-level exposure. A tension-type headache is the most common symptom of mild carbon monoxide poisoning.
Other symptoms include dizziness, feeling and being sick, tiredness and confusion, stomach pain, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.