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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: March 18, 2018
Occurrence Type: (Update) Police and Barrie Fire Respond to a Carbon Monoxide Leak
Occurrence #: BA18012819
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 8:35am

(Update) Monday, March 19, 2018

A woman and her two children were rushed to hospital early Sunday morning, following what is believed to have been a carbon monoxide leak in their home.

The Barrie Police Service continues to assist the Office of the Chief Coroner to determine the cause of the leak and investigators are also being assisted by Enbridge, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and a Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) Inspector. 

At this time, the woman remains in hospital and is listed in stable condition; her 2-year-old daughter has since been released from hospital. 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18012819


Police and Barrie Fire Respond to a Carbon Monoxide Leak 

A woman and her two children were rushed to hospital early Sunday morning, following what is believed to have been a carbon monoxide leak, in their home.

Barrie Police and Barrie Fire responded to a residence on Barre Drive, in the City of Barrie, on Sunday March 18, 2018, just after 8:30 a.m., following a 9-1-1 call. A man had come home to find his wife and a 10-month-old boy unresponsive, and his 2-year-old daughter alert, but showing signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The 30-year-old woman and her two children were rushed to hospital. The woman and her daughter were air-lifted to a Toronto area hospital. The 10-month-old boy was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The woman remains in critical condition and her daughter remains stable.

The Office of the Chief Coroner has commenced an investigation with the assistance of the Barrie Police Service.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18012819