Gas sets off Braunton carbon monoxide detector

GAS was discovered at a home in Braunton yesterday (Wednesday) after it triggered a carbon monoxide alarm.

A Fire crew from Braunton plus a crew and the gas detector from Barnstaple were called out to the domestic property in Abbotts Hill just after 7pm.

Fire fighters discovered a low gas reading on the first floor, ventilating the area and isolating the gas supply.

A representative from British Gas was called in to attend and advice provided by a Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection Officer.

The fire service said the occupiers had all been out of the property when crews arrived.

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Carbon monoxide is known as “the silent killer” and to find out more about fitting detectors in your home, or for any fire safety advice, contact (01392) 872288 or visit

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