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In his notes after the incident, the accused had written: "As a result of intelligence and the behaviour and movements of the rear seat passenger, I believed that he was about to open fire with a fully automatic weapon.
Nigel Young, from the fire service, said: With the recent cold weather, we have seen a big increase in the number of householders using coal and open fires.
A modern woodburning stove uses 80 per cent fewer logs than an open fire and will give out more heat, burning at 600[bar]C, compared to about 270[bar]C for an open fire.
The security forces, however, had to open fire when the protesters didn't pay heed to repeated calls for dispersal, he said.
The heat of an open fire spread around the house via the chimney breast causing less dampness, which a lot of houses have suffered since blocking their fires up.
Station Manager Carl Boasman said: "Carbon monoxide - the silent killer - is present when fuel is burned on an open fire, or in a gas appliance.
US Marine Special Forces fleeing a militant ambush involving a suicide car bomb and gunmen open fire on civilians in eastern Afghanistan.
Anyone with an open fire needs to make sure they are maintained regularly and that they are using the correct kind of fuel.