Warnings Over BBQ's Silent Killer

Firefighters in Hampshire and Dorset are warning people planning barbecues this Bank Holiday about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

They are trying to raise awareness about the dangers of BBQs and highlighting that people should never take them into homes, tents or caravans to keep warm.

Last year 6 year old Isabelle Harris died at a campsite in the New Forest after her parents took a BBQ into their tent. Carbon monoxide is colourless and odourless and can kill quickly.

Accidents involving carbon monoxide have trebled over the last 12 months across the country and Hampshire Fire and Rescue are visiting campsites to give safety advice while Dorset have given posters to about a hundred.

 

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