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Four in hospital after carbon monoxide poisoning in Wellington

Four people from Wellington in Somerset have been taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after a gas leak at their home.

Fire crews were called out on saturday evening after reports of a carbon monoxide alarm going off.

Ambulance crews treated the four at the scene before taking them to hospital.

Crews found extremely high levels of carbon monoxide inside the house. The Gas board has made the property safe.


Guest house death: from our Cornwall correspondent

Neighbours have tonight paid tribute to a Cornish guest house owner who is believed to have died from poisonous gas fumes. Gill Adams and her three dogs were found dead on the ground floor of the house in St Ives.

She's been described as a loveable lady, who was at the heart of the community. The fire service is urging householders to fit alarms which can detect deadly gases. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

Neighbours pay tribute to woman 'killed by carbon monoxide'

Gill Adams died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at her bed and breakfast on Bedford Road in St Ives yesterday. Her three dogs were also found dead in the house. Neighbours have issued this statement.

Gill was a sassy, loveable lady who was very much at the heart of the street. Gill was always helpful to neighbours, including taking meals to people, looking after other people's dogs and happy to chat. She loved animals, especially her dogs, who were friendly and well-behaved. Many people in the town knew her too, and others through the bed and breakfast. It's a huge shock and she will be greatly missed. We are all upset and our thoughts are with her family.

– Gill Adams' neighbours in St Ives


Father who almost died backs BBQ safety campaign

A father who nearly died from carbon monoxide poisoning on a camping holiday in Cornwall is backing a barbecue safety campaign.

Dave Smith from Birmingham was left unconsious after bringing a barbecue into his family's tent in Padstow last year. He was only saved by his children who managed to raise the alarm. Kathy Wardle reports.