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The Associated Press

HOQUIAM — The friend of a Hoquiam family may have saved 5 lives Sunday night by discovering they were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Hoquiam Fire Department tells KBKW the power was disconnected at the home and the family was running a generator in the basement.

The friend visited the home, discovered the fumes and called 911. All five family members were taken to a hospital for treatment and one was transferred to a hospital in Seattle.