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Be Careful with Charcoal Fires!

Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning occurred at a Shinjuku City food and beverage outlet using a charcoal fire. In January of this year, a second—and fatal—accident occurred in the Tokyo area due to the mishandling of a charcoal fire. Please be careful when handling a charcoal fire, either at a food and beverage place or during leisure activities.

Fire Department Announcement ~ Be Careful with Charcoal Fires! ~ (PDF)

Precautionary Points When Using a Charcoal Fire:

Before Use Check the gas alarm
During Use Provide sufficient ventilation when cooking in the kitchen
After Use ① Remove all charcoal from the oven
② Place the charcoal in a container with water
③ Every staff member should confirm that the fire has been completely extinguished
Inquiries Shinjuku Fire Station—Fire Protection Management Section, Fire Prevention Division, Tel: 03-3371-0119
Yotsuya Fire Station—Fire Protection Management Section, Fire Prevention Division, Tel: 03-3357-0119
Ushigome Fire Station—Fire Protection Management Section, Fire Prevention Division, Tel: 03-3267-0119

July 5, 2020