By Wednesday afternoon, firefighters were still struggling to get a wildfire in National Park De Meinweg under control. It was therefore still uncertain when the some 4,200 residents of the town Herkenbosch, evacuated from their homes during the early hours of the morning, will be able to return home, a spokesperson for safety region Veiligheidsregio Noord-Limburg said to NU.nl.
Two children and adult were rushed to a hospital in The Hague with carbon monoxide poisoning on Monday evening. The fire department believes a faulty geyser was behind the leak.
The fire department responded to the home on Linnaeusstraat at around 10:00 p.m. after the carbon monoxide detector in the home went off, a spokesperson said to RTL Nieuws. At the scene they found two children and an adult. All three were taken to hospital.
Officials looking into the cause of a tragic carbon monoxide poisoning case in Doesburg say a charcoal barbecue grill is to blame. A 61-year-old father of 12 died in the incident, and his 45-year-old wife and 7-year-old son were hospitalized.
Their condition has improved since the Wednesday incident, and they are no longer in life-threatening danger.
A man died due to carbon monoxide poisoning after being found unresponsive in his home in Doesburg on Wednesday morning. His wife and one of their children were admitted to hospital in critical condition, AD reports.
Update, 10:54 a.m., 11 Sept. 2019: The father of the family was killed, the mother and one child were reportedly in critical condition. Eleven others, including more children, were in good condition.
Seven residents of an apartment building on Prinses Annalaan in Leidschendam were taken to hospital on Tuesday to be checked for carbon monoxide poisoning. A total of 16 homes were evacuated, AD reports.
The fire department and ambulance service responded to the apartment building in large numbers on Tuesday afternoon after someone reported smelling gas in the building. Measurements showed that there was no gas leak, but there was a much too high concentration of carbon monoxide in the building.
A person was found dead in a home on Weimarstraat in The Hague on Thursday. The police suspect carbon monoxide poisoning may be the cause. Eleven other people, including four police officers, were taken to hospital, ANP reports.
The victims all come from homes on Weimarstraat. The police officers became unwell when they entered the homes.
As far as is currently known, none of the 11 people taken to hospital are in critical condition, according to the news wire.
The homes have all been aired out.
Two people were found dead in a home on Max Havelaarlaan in Amstelveen on Sunday night. Emergency services responded to the home after reports of a strange smell, the Telegraaf reports.
A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that the two victims seemed to have died of natural causes. It is not yet clear how long the bodies lay in the home.
According to regional media, the fire department responded to the scene on Sunday evening and took carbon monoxide measurements. A short time later, an ambulance arrived.
A fire in a flat on Zwaluwenlaan in Vlaardingen left one man dead on Sunday. The fire broke out in the kitchen of the first floor apartment, and was discovered when smoke passed through ventilation ducts and set off smoke alarms on upper floors, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to ANP.
Firefighters found the man's body in the apartment. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail. The fire department quickly extinguished the fire and is investigating how it started.
A family from Maastricht became unwell due to a carbon monoxide leak in their home on Eyckeroed. The two adults and three children were all admitted to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning, NOS reports.
The source of the carbon monoxide leak is not yet known. The fire department reports that all five victims are still in hospital, but in a stable condition.
The family's home was ventilated and the police are now investigating the cause.
National fire brigade Brandweer Nederland and the Dutch Burns Foundation are sounding the alarm about "silent killer" carbon monoxide. Over the past six weeks 40 people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning, caused by faulty geysers, heaters, poor ventilation or clogged flues, NU.nl reports.
"The cold has not even started in the Netherlands and we are already seeing so many accidents", Jet Vroege of the fire brigade said, according to the newspaper. "The silent killer CO is already working hard this year."
Smokers inhale much higher doses of harmful substances than is stated on their cigarette packages, according to a study by Dutch public health institute RIVM. The researchers found that the amount of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide is at least twice as high as manufacturers claim, ANP reports.
A carbon monoxide leak at pizzeria Fratelli in Leidschendam left 19 people feeling unwell on Christmas. Emergency services responded to the Italian restaurant on Sluiskant over lunch time after receiving a report of people falling ill, RTL Nieuws reports.
An apartment building on Valkenhorst in Leiden was evacuated just after midnight after the fire department discovered that several geysers in the building emit far too much carbon monoxide. The fire brigade was called in after a family living in the building went to hospital when they felt ill, Omroep West reports.
The fire brigade evacuated all 42 homes in the building. Around 10 people were checked by ambulance personnel. Residents were given shelter in an adjacent shopping mall.
The Dutch space instrument Tropomi sent its first images back to earth on Friday. The instrument was launched in October with the mission to accurately measure and map the pollution of the earth, the Telegraaf reports.
The Tropomi images clearly show clouds of nitrogen dioxide above the Netherlands, according to the newspaper. These are caused by traffic and industry. There is also a significant concentrations of carbon monoxide, caused by burning fuel and wood above India and the Amazon. The air above the east coast of China was also determined to be highly polluted.
A group of about 40 students fell ill at a Hague school after a swim lesson. Five students and two teachers were transported to an area hospital
A carbon monoxide leak in a home on Slotboomstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday sent 13 people to the hospital
There is a lot of unrest on among Terschelling residents about possible gas drilling in the Wadden Sea.
A campaign about the dangers of carbon monoxide was launched in the Netherlands on Monday by the national fire department and Brandwonden Stichting (Netherlands Burns Foundation). The nationwide civil defense siren that is tested monthly at midday marked the start of the campaign.
The bodies of a man and a woman was found in a home on Einderstraat in Schinveld, Limburg on Sunday night.
Five people became unwell in the police station on Europark in Oosterhout this morning. The fire department is investigating the cause.
Six people became ill in a clothing store in the village of Balk in Friesland, presumably due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Five of them were taken to the hospital, the fire department reports.
Five people were hurt by carbon monoxide poisoning in Rotterdam last night.