Several people taken to hospital for possible carbon monoxide poisoning at Clemmons restaurant

New Forsyth County EMS bus

CLEMMONS, N.C. – About a dozen people were taken to the hospital after showing signs of carbon monoxide poisoning Saturday night at a restaurant in Clemmons.

An off-duty firefighter was at the River Ridge Taphouse at 1480 River Ridge Drive when he noticed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to Forsyth County EMS.

The firefighter reported the incident and firefighters from Lewisville and Forsyth County and EMS responded.

Six ambulances and an ambulance bus responded to the scene. About 32 people showed symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and about a dozen were transported.

An equipment malfunction in the building is suspected to be the cause of the incident.