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Man starts apartment fire in Winterthur searching for gas leak with lighter

National News // May 28, 2018

A 49 year old had a narrow escape in Winterthur when he decided to search for a gas leak – with a lighter!

Kapo ZH Man starts apartment fire in Winterthur searching for gas leak with lighter

Two men were setting up a barbeque on Thursday evening – but they couldn’t get it going, but they could smell gas. One of the men searched for the leak with a lighter.

The resultant fire destroyed the apartment’s balcony and severely damaged the rest of the home. The two men were unhurt.

Police say the problem was they were using a barbeque bought in Germany and a Swiss gas cylinder. The connections are not the same, so it leaked.

The man with the lighter could face charges of negligence.

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