York woman suffers petrol burns

A woman suffered 40% burns when petrol ignited as she was transferring it to containers in her kitchen in York

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Fire warning on the dangers of storing petrol

A fire service spokesman today warned people about storing petrol in their homes.

Members of the public should take extreme care when handling and storing petrol and be aware of the risks associated with incorrect use and storage of fuel.

In domestic situations fuel containers must not be stored in living accommodation such as kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms or under staircases.

Never bring petrol inside your home. If you do smell petrol fumes in a garage or outbuilding ventilate the area and make sure nobody smokes or turns electrical switches on or off. The slightest spark could cause an explosion."

– Peter Hudson, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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