Firefighters Knocked Out by Perfumes {The 5th Sense in the News}


Fire Rescue reports that some of their own had to be hospitalized after responding to a fire alarm at a perfume factory. Apparently the cause of their malaise is due to the overwhelming smell of fragrances to untrained and unprepared noses.

"Three city firefighters were taken to North Broward Medical Center this morning for evaluation after they began suffering from headaches and lightheadedness while investigating a fire alarm at a perfume company. [...]

Other firefighters have determined this afternoon that the trio taken to the hospital likely were not exposed to any hazardous chemicals and instead likely were affected by the perfumes in the building in the 600 block of Fairway Drive, Fernaays said."

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