Carbon monoxide scare prompts store evac

March 30, 2009 12:15:48 PM PDT
A carbon monoxide scare prompted an evacuation at a Superfresh super market in Haverford Township, Delaware County. The store is located on the 1300 block of West Chester Pike.

Police and firefighters treated 26 people for possible exposure to high carbon monoxide levels.

Three people were taken to area hospitals for further evaluation.

The scene has since been cleared, and employees have been allowed back inside.

Investigators say the cause of the CO buildup was from an exhaust fan in the bakery that was not working.

Crews also checked other buildings in the Manoa Shopping Center where the store is located.

This same Superfresh was evacuated last August for a similar carbon monoxide scare.

The fire marshal and the code inspector are going to investigate to prevent similar problems.

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