Nov 19, 2015 10:50 AM

Nashua girl credited with saving family from possible carbon monoxide poisoning

NASHUA - A family unaware they were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning may have been saved by their 11-year-old daughter who made the call to 911.

According to FoxNews25, firefighters found high levels of carbon monoxide at the Northwood Drive home - a problem blamed on a faulty furnace. They say the situation could have been life-threatening if the family had stayed in the home.

The 11-year old is credited with noticing a strange odor and that family members weren't feeling well. She called her father, who told her to call 911.

"Her action most certainly prevented what would have been a family tragedy," fire officials said.

All five family members were taken to the hospital and treated for carbon monoxide exposure.

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