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Shiloh Baptist Sunday service canceled, 6 people sick from CO recovering

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Six people went to the hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning at a church in West Charlotte Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to Shiloh Institutional Baptist Church just after 2:30 p.m during a church gathering.

The Charlotte Fire Department says 15 people were checked out on scene, six of those people needed additional attention at the hospital.

CFD and the Rev. Thompson told WBTV all those affected were being released from the hospital around dinnertime.

After an investigation, firefighters say the cause of the CO leak is linked to a faulty heating system.

Services at Shiloh Baptist are canceled for Sunday and a team of repairmen showed up on scene at sunset.

WBTV has learned the church did not have a carbon monoxide detector and in accordance with North Carolina law is not required too.

CFD Battalion Chief Dale Brown said those who were taken to the hospital were lucky to have spotted signs of headaches, dizziness and nausea when they did.

"I would encourage everybody to have their heating systems checked out annually to make sure they are working correctly," said Brown. "I also encourage everyone to have a carbon monoxide detector and check the batteries in those."

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