Two Newton restaurants were cleared this morning, after a faulty oven caused a carbon monoxide leak, firefighters said.
A dozen employees were evacuated from Legal Sea Foods and The Cottage restaurants on Boylston Street in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood, said Newton Fire Lieutenant Eric Fricke in a telephone interview this afternoon.
One man complained of light-headedness and was evaluated on scene, said Fricke.
An oven inside the Legal Sea Foods leaked the gas about 9 a.m., said Fricke.
The buildings were ventilated, said Fricke.
Both restaurants were closed at the time of the incident, but they are expected to open shortly for lunch, said Fricke.