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A message from Chief Howe, and Chief Russell regarding deaths at Mascuppic Trail residence

A message from Police Chief Howe and Fire Chief Russell concerning the deaths of two women on Mascuppic Trail:
There have been some concerns raised regarding the origin and overall threat posed by the high levels of Carbon monoxide found in the home by responding Firefighters. We want to assure the community that during the investigation it was determined that the high levels of CO were isolated to the affected residence only. Out of an abundance of caution National Grid was requested to respond to the scene by us to ensure that there was not a larger threat, and they continue to assist us in the investigation today.
The focus of the investigation at this point is to find the specific source of the high CO found in the home, and experts and investigators will continue their efforts until a definitive answer is found. With that said, we urge all residents to be diligent and check their carbon monoxide and smoke detectors on a regular basis.  We recommend checking both every six months, when you change your clocks for daylight savings.