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Fire service warn of carbon monoxide dangers

Cornwall Fire Service is warning about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning after three people died at their caravan home in Camborne at the weekend.

John and Audrey Cook, their daughter Maureen and their pet dog, died within minutes - after inhaling fumes from a faulty heater.

Fire officers say having gas appliances checked every year and fitting a carbon monoxide alarm could save lives.

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Gas poisoning warning for campers

Gas Safe Register, a gas safety body, is warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning when camping. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas which can be fatal if inhaled.

A study shows that one in five people do not know that using a gas barbeque inside a tent can lead to the illness. Around a quarter of those holidaying in the UK this summer will be camping or caravanning.