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Teen in Critical Condition After CO2 Poisoning that Killed 3 Kids

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SMYRNA, Wash. (AP) - A central Washington teenager remains in critical condition from carbon monoxide poisoning that killed her three young siblings and injured her cousin.

Thirteen-year-old Katya Rodriguez was transferred to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane from a Moses Lake hospital on Tuesday.

The Grant County sheriff's office says her parents returned home from work Monday evening to find their three youngest children - ages eight, two and four months - had died, and Katya and her 21-year-old cousin unconscious.

The cousin, Jazmin Ramirez, has been upgraded to serious condition at Sacred Heart.

The sheriff's office says a gas-powered generator was being used to run an electrical heater in the home during a power outage in the Smyrna area, about 45 miles southeast of Ellensburg.

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