NEWARK - An apartment in Newark was evacuated today because of a possible carbon monoxide leak.

Newark fire officials says emergency crews were called to the scene of the apartment at 789 Summer Ave. after two people were reported to be unconscious.

A total of 17 people were taken to area hospitals with symptoms.

Fire officials says the carbon monoxide readings in the building were very high and that they are working with PSEG to track down the leak.