Three dead, four others critically hurt from CO poisoning at Florida home

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WESH-TV) - A running generator likely killed three family members at a Florida home left powerless from Hurricane Irma.

Seven people were inside the home when a child called authorities for help Tuesday evening.

Three people, including at least one child, are dead and four other people who were rescued may not make it, officials said.

Authorities said two people were found dead inside the home and one person was able to make it outside, but collapsed and died.

The first deputy inside the door was overcome by the carbon monoxide fumes from the generator inside.

Neighbors who had just seen the family outside grilling Monday night say they feel powerless.

"It's so sad because you know these people. They're from your neighborhood, you know how bad it is," said Maria Tuzzeo, who lives nearby.

Although the investigation is still in it's preliminary stages, officials believe the deaths were an accident.

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