Highland Park apartment complex evacuated after CO detected

Highland Park apartment complex evacuated after carbon monoxide is detected

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HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -

The Belle Vista Glen Apartments in Highland Park were evacuated Tuesday night after the electricity went out and carbon monoxide was detected inside.

More than 100 residents live in the complex.

Power was lost when two transformers were knocked out by a quick storm that blew through the area just after 7:00 p.m.

A backup, diesel-powered generated kicked on, but it was blowing carbon monoxide into the building's air vents, prompting the evacuation.

DTE Energy began working immediately to restore power. Residents were allowed to return to their apartments after MichCon deemed it safe.

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