BOULDER, Colo. -- Quick thinking and rapid response spared residents and animals inside a Boulder apartment building from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Boulder Fire-Rescue rushed to Canyon Road where a project manager called for assistance after piecing together the building had a carbon monoxide leak.
The manager reported he heard an unknown alarm ringing out, then soon after received a request for help from a woman who said she felt sick.
When firefighters arrived at the scene at about 9 a.m., they evacuated the building, then began taking tests.
The building reportedly had more than 55 times the maximum recommended level of carbon monoxide in a building.
Firefighters rescued a host of residents, including three dogs, and two cats -- including a cute kitten, who had to be checked for carbon monoxide poisoning.
The building will be ventilated, and construction crews will have to fix the leak in the boiler room.