Miami-Dade first responders, family fall ill from unknown chemicals

Posted at 9:44 AM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 09:45:54-04

MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities say seven people, including a police officer and three firefighters, have fallen ill from the effects of unknown fumes at a home southwest of Miami.

Local news outlets report police and fire rescue crews were called to the home early Thursday morning after a family of three were affected by the fumes.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay tells news outlets the first responders were "overcome with a little bit of shortness of breath and weakness." Everyone is expected to be OK.

They, along with two adults and a teenager who live at the home, were taken to a hospital. Two dogs were also pulled from the home and were checked at the scene.

A hazmat team was called and an investigation continues.