17 people fall ill at Colorado campground after exposure to gas cloud

June 28, 2023

Seventeen campers fell ill in San Juan National Forest in La Plata County after exposure to an unknown gas cloud Tuesday night, according to the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District.

About 9 p.m. Mountain time Tuesday, emergency responders with Upper Pine River Fire Protection District were dispatched to the Vallecito Campground in the San Juan National Forest on a report of 10 people who became ill “by an exposure to an unknown gas,” the fire protection district said in a news release. The Brunswick News