There, rescue workers with heavy breathing apparatus discovered a fire bowl with embers, which, according to the people concerned, had previously been used as a heat source in the apartment. In view of this incident, the fire brigade urgently pointed out that charcoal grills or fire bowls should never be operated in closed rooms. Burning produces carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless gas that can be fatal if inhaled.
North Rhine-Westphalia: fire bowl in the apartment as heating: two injured
Gevelsberg (dpa / lnw) - Two people in Gevelsberg used a fire bowl in their apartment as a heat source and suffered smoke poisoning as a result.