Carl Fisher Wiki – Biography
Carl said: “I’ll never use an aerosol air freshener again. Carl Fisher a English guy burn in a car when he lit a cigarette after spraying air freshener. Carl Fisher, 29, sprayed a £7.99 ‘new car’ scented air freshener before lighting a Benson & Hedges cigarette around ten minutes later in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
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Carl Fisher ‘MIRACLE BEFORE CHRISTMAS’
“I was literally driving around in a primed bomb and I didn’t have a clue until I went to light a Benson & Hedges and it went off.
“I have no idea how or why I was so lucky. It’s a miracle before Christmas.”
Sitting with his hands bandaged, Carl admitted his first thought was: “I’ve been caught in a terror attack.”
He had been getting ready for his work’s Christmas party on the Saturday before last.
He drove into town, got a haircut, bought some new clothes and purchased a £7.99 Alpha Power Blast air freshener with a “new car” scent.
Carl said: “I gave it a gentle spray and put it into the back of the car.
“It was quite a powerful smell so I opened all of the windows before I drove off.
“I’d been driving for about ten minutes when I got into Halifax town center.
Injuries and in Hospital
He was transported to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in an ambulance and later moved to a specialist burns unit.
New images show the severity of his injuries, with painful red marks covering his face and bandages on his hands.
Mr Fisher told The Sun: ‘I should be dead right now.’
He added: ‘I was literally driving around in a primed bomb and I didn’t have a clue until I went to light a Benson & Hedges and it went off.’
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the ‘dramatic’ incident was ‘excessive’ air freshener use.
Carl Fisher LUCKY TO SURVIVE
“I could feel an intense heat on my face and on my hands.
“My face felt extremely hot.
“My hair had been singed and my beard was no more.”
The blast also blew out the windows of a nearby business.
Carl was taken by ambulance to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and then moved to Pinderfields burns unit in Wakefield — where he has follow-up appointments.