Residents Overcome by Exhaust Fumes From Pool Heater

January 28, 2013, 10:17 AM HST
* Updated January 28, 12:14 PM
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Two occupants of a home in Mauna Kea Properties in South Kohala were taken to the hospital late Sunday morning after apparently being overcome by fumes from a pool heater.

Paramedics responding to an 11:09 a.m. alarm found the two individuals unresponsive.

An investigation by a hazardous materials team from the fire department found a possible malfunction in the exhaust system for a heater for a swimming pool that fronted the two-story home.

The cause of the problem was corrected, the department said in a statement issued today, and the residents returned home.

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