Carbon monoxide sickens high-rise tenants
? A carbon monoxide leak at a Paterson high-rise building left several people sick and forced evacuations early Friday morning.
The evacuations took place just after midnight at the River View Towers on Presidential Boulevard. EMTs and emergency crews treated several people for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Chief Glenn Brown, of the Paterson Fire Department, says the problem stemmed from an unconnected flue pipe.
?The flue pipe was not connected to the vent outside, therefore the carbon monoxide was leaking into the building.?
The source of the gas was found, and fixed. Everyone is now back inside their homes.