Three Hospitalized After Falls Church Carbon Monoxide Leak

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    Three people were hospitalized Wednesday morning following a carbon monoxide leak at a Falls Church apartment building.

    Fairfax County Fire and Rescue crews were called to Barcroft Plaza Apartments in the 3600 block of Malibu Circle around 2:15 a.m., where a resident inside showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide were detected inside the unit, News4's Derrick Ward reported.

    A man and a woman were treated at the scene and then taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital. A man was taken to Arlington Hospital. All three suffered life-threatening injuries.

    Three Hospitalized After Falls Church Carbon Monoxide Leak

    [DC] Three Hospitalized After Falls Church Carbon Monoxide Leak
    Three people were hospitalized Wednesday morning following a carbon monoxide leak at a Falls Church apartment building.

    The building was evacuated, but residents were allowed to return to their homes about four hours later, after firefighters ventilated the structure and the carbon monoxide dropped to a safe level. 

    Gas officials say a faulty furnace caused the leak.

    Stay with NBCWashington on-air and online for more on this developing story.