Two teens hospitalized following carbon monoxide leak at Great Barrington home.

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GREAT BARRINGTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Two teenagers are in the hospital recovering after officials found them unresponsive inside a home.

Fire officials tell Western Mass News that police officers were called to an unspecified area of town for a report of two unresponsive teenagers inside a residence.

Upon entering the home, officers were able to determine that there was a high amount of CO (carbon monoxide) inside.

The two teenagers that were found inside were rushed to Fairview Hospital for treatment and are expected to make a full recovery.

Readings at the home showed that the carbon monoxide levels were between 500 and 800 ppm, which, according to Great Barrington Fire officials, is a lethal level.

Officials determined that the leak was coming from a gas furnace and a plugged chimney.

We're told that the home did not have a working carbon monoxide detectors.

The Great Barrington Fire Department stress that working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can help prevent incidents such as this from occurring and encourage all residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they're working or, if you don't have either one or none at all, to install them.

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