8 hospitalized, 30 assessed for carbon monoxide poisoning at Navarro Pharmacy in Miami – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – City of Miami officials say high levels of carbon monoxide led to the evaluation of 30 people and the hospitalization of 8 people after high levels of gas were detected at a Navarro Discount pharmacy. in Miami on Saturday morning.

City of Miami Fire Rescue officials said it happened just before 10:30 a.m. at the store in the 1600 block of W. Flagler Street.

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“Crews discovered that several people felt sick and complained of headaches and nausea,” officials said.

Firefighters evacuated everyone from the building and said they found “extremely high levels of carbon monoxide” and began ventilating the store with electric fans.

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Thirty patients were assessed at the scene and transported a total of 8 to area hospitals with signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Officials believe a gasoline-powered machine may have caused the buildup of fumes inside the structure.

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Firefighters continued to ventilate and monitor the air inside the store to allow it to reopen once cleared, officials said.

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