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LVFR: Carbon monoxide probed in woman's death

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Police investigate the death of a woman on Dec. 1, 2016. (Adam Herbets/FOX5) Police investigate the death of a woman on Dec. 1, 2016. (Adam Herbets/FOX5)

Investigators believe carbon monoxide may have killed a woman inside a northwest Las Vegas home Thursday evening.

Emergency personnel responded to the incident just before 5 p.m. in the 6600 block of Crosstimber Court, near Rainbow Boulevard and Gowan Road.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, a man flagged down a passerby and told him he was in need of medical attention and his girlfriend, who was inside his home, also needed medical attention. The man said there was a power generator in the house and believes the home may have been overcome with carbon monoxide.

Emergency personnel advised the pair not to enter the home and wait for firefighters, the department said.

Arriving firefighters said extreme amounts of carbon monoxide were detected inside the home.

Firefighters entered the home in protective gear and found the woman unresponsive, the department said. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was transported to Mt. View Hospital, police said. His condition was not disclosed.

Investigators said it took several hours to clear the home of the carbon monoxide gas. Once inside the home, investigators said they found two cooking devices inside the home, which were likely used for heating. A power generator was also found being used to produce electricity. The utilities were also disconnected.

Investigators believe carbon monoxide accumulated in the house to the point both the man and woman were overcome.

The department said carbon monoxide is tasteless, odorless and colorless. It is produced by anything that has a flame. A carbon monoxide alarm is recommended to detect the gas.

Police originally said the incident might be drug-related, but did not provide additional details.

The incident remains under investigation.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will later release the identity of the deceased. 

Stay with FOX5 and for developments. 

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