‘I got soot in my lungs, needed emergency oxygen and could have died after leaving a scented candle burning as I slept’

The Sun 1 month ago

A WOMAN claims she nearly died after she left a candle burning while she slept and awoke to find soot in her lungs.

Farrah Lorrel Fraser, from the West Midlands, was enjoying a relaxing evening before work when danger struck.

Posting a warning on Facebook, she revealed she nearly died after inhaling smoke she says was caused by her DW vanilla pumpkin latte candle.

Farrah said: “Last night I lit my crackle wick candle and got in the bath for about an hour.

“I then put it on my drawers and went for a nap before my night shift (I know sounds stupid).”

Her alarm was set for 9pm, but potentially realising she was in danger, she was awoken by her pet.

Farrah was woken up by her pet after leaving the candle burning

She said: “Basically I woke up to badger scratching at my door and whimpering.

“I woke up and looked like I was in a new paranormal activity, I had black coming out of my nose and was coughing black phlegm.”

She shared a photo showing soot lines coming out of her nose after the ordeal last week.

Farrah needed emergency oxygen after inhaling soot

Initially she didn’t think the candle had done any damage, but after consulting with professionals she realised it could have been far worse.

Farrah said: “I thought nothing of it but talked to the fire service at work and upon asking for advice the commander deemed that I needed oxygen therapy, when the brigades turned up at work I showed them the pics and was given oxygen therapy starting on 10 litres for half an hour.

“They said if they turned up to a job I would’ve been blue lighted to the hospital because of the amount of soot and risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.”

The paramedics checked her out , and they delivered some shocking news.

She said: “They told me if I had slept through to my alarm at 21:00hrs (I woke up around 19:30hrs) … I probably wouldn’t be here now… dramatic I know!”

Farrah shared photos of herself in hospital receiving oxygen, as she warned others never to fall asleep with candles burning.

She wrote: “So be careful of the colder months sitting in a closed room with a big candle for a few hours… or if you’ve got young children/babies…

Farrah claims she took a nap with her scented candle still lit

“I’m thankful it was me and not a small child… it’s easily done.”

She thanked the firefighters and paramedics who treated her, adding Homesense had offered her a refund.

Fabulous Digital has reached out to Homesense for a comment.

While an expert has warned scented candles could ‘give off powerful fumes that could cause asthma and even lung cancer’.

Meanwhile this shopper raved about finding Yankee Candles for 10p in B&M.

We also revealed you can now get paid £4k to wear slippers all day – and you get to keep the pairs too.

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