WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) --A person in Wilmington, Delaware, is being called a hero after alerting authorities to a home containing high levels of carbon monoxide.
Officials say the Good Samaritan was walking down the 2300 block of North Tatnall Street around 11:45 a.m. Saturday, when a loud noise was heard from inside a house. The noise sounded like a generator, and that person immediately called 911.
Fire crews arrived and found very high CO readings at the front door of the house, officials say.
The homeowner was running a gas generator, officials say, because his electricity was turned off.
Firefighters managed to get everyone out of the house with no injuries.
Fire officials warn people to never run a gas generator indoors.