Public housing residents evacuated over carbon monoxide risk

Published: Jan. 4, 2020 at 5:31 PM EST
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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.

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