1 Dead, 4 Hospitalized From Carbon Monoxide

CLEVELAND (AP) - A man died and four people were taken to hospitals Tuesday with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Eugene King, 35; Barbara King Fowler, 62; and two teenagers inhaled fumes from a generator in the basement of their house on the city's east side, said Sgt. Jacqueline Lewis, a police spokeswoman.

An 18-year-old neighbor who inhaled the gas while trying to rescue the family also was hospitalized.

King Fowler was listed in fair condition Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic. A clinic spokesman said a 16-year-old male was in good condition at the hospital, but did not release the youth's name.

The 18-year-old male neighbor and a 16-year-old female were treated at University Hospital, said spokeswoman Paula Morrison.

The family had moved the gasoline-powered generator from outside to the basement because neighbors complained about the noise. Without the generator, the family did not have electricity.

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