WARREN (WWJ) – A hotel in Warren has been evacuated due to an apparent carbon monoxide leak that sent two people to a local hospital.

Mayor Jim Fouts says a hotel employee at Hawthorn Suites on Van Dyke Ave. knocked on the door of one of the rooms, Monday afternoon.  When no one answered, the employee went inside and found a 60-year-old couple and dog unconscious.

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It was determined that the three had suffered from high levels of carbon monoxide poisoning and were in need of oxygen.

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The two human victims were rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital for treatment but were expected to be OK.

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Police and fire officials are investigating the cause of the leak. No one else will be allowed inside the building until the investigation is complete.