Public housing residents evacuated over carbon monoxide risk

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Hundreds of people have been relocated from a North Carolina public housing community over ongoing concerns about carbon monoxide.

The Durham Housing Authority said in a statement Friday night that it was conducting an "immediate emergency relocation'' of all McDougald Terrace residents to hotels after "several'' residents were treated for elevated carbon monoxide levels.

The Herald-Sun reports the move came after a tense meeting Thursday during which residents accused the authority of ignoring unsafe living conditions.