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Carbon Monoxide Leak Forces Evacuation Of DuPage County Hockey Venue

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (CBS) -- A hockey and ice skating venue near Glen Ellyn was evacuated Sunday evening due to what witnesses said was a carbon monoxide leak.

The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company was called to the Center Ice of DuPage, at 1-N-450 Highland Ave. in unincorporated Glen Ellyn, just before 7 p.m. The fire company said the building was evacuated after 200 ppm of carbon monoxide was measured, and Nicor gas was called to turn off service.

Youth hockey games were either in progress or about to start at the time, according to WSCR 670 The Score host Dan Bernstein.

Bernstein players in a Wheaton vs. Hinsdale youth hockey game were getting sick when the venue was evacuated. The Chicago South team was about to take on another Wheaton team on another rink when the Glen Ellyn Fire Department ordered the evacuation, Bernstein tweeted.

The youth hockey players seemed "unbothered" as they hung out in the parking lot, Bernstein tweeted. Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles were seen in video from the scene, and the fire company brought in a heavy-duty exhaust fan.

The exhaust fan was the MABAS Division 1 Mobile Ventilation Unit and was brought in from Elk Grove Village, the fire company said.

Another parent, Kim Langlotz-Nass, posted video showing first responders with a stretcher set up.


So much for Carter's game tonight.... had to evacuate Center Ice due to Carbon Monoxide! @ Center Ice of DuPage Page

Posted by Kim Langlotz-Nass on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Langlotz-Nass told CBS 2 she is the parent of a Wheaton West youth hockey player, and said she was told the fire department said carbon monoxide came from heaters in the ceiling above the bleachers.

Bernstein also tweeted that youth hockey players had to go to a nearby Portillo's restaurant in full hockey gear because they couldn't get to their lockers.


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