September 21, 2014
Authorities in Elko County say a Ryndon couple has been hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after the fresh air intake of their pellet stove sucked in exhaust fumes from a generator.
When Elko County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the residence around 4 a.m., John Tinnin, 56, was unresponsive and Thelma Tinnin, 54, was disoriented.
Undersheriff Rocky Gonzalez says both are expected to make a full recovery.
Investigators think a power outage may have caused the family's generator to turn on and, because of inversion conditions, exhaust fumes were held to low areas and sucked into the fresh air intake.