Taiwan BS – daughter dies in fire, smoker father gets blamed 父未熄菸 燒死愛女

The story basically goes, a young girl in 8th grade was sleeping at home because she was excused from school due to feeling ill.  However, she woke up because there was a house fire and she phoned her father for help.  The father rushed home and got there with in like 6 minutes but unfortunately was unable to save her.  😦  Sad story.  But upon investigation the fire department suggested the fire might have been started by a cigarette butt on a wooden table.  The father was the only smoker in the house and that morning he did smoke before he left but it was FIVE hours ago before the daughter called for help.  He put out the cigarette in the ash tray before leaving the house.  It is complete speculation by the fire department that some how the butt got out of the ash tray and some how started the fire.  I think it is highly improbable.

In my opinion it is total bullshit there is no way a cigarette could last that long and cause a fire that long after.  The father feels devastated because not only did he lost his baby girl he gets blamed for it.  I think it is completely insensitive of the fire department to make such a claim unless they are 100% certain this was the cause.  My intuition which is pretty darn good says the fire was caused by something else entirely.  I feel terrible for the father.  He is actually being charged wrongful death by the Public Health department and faces up to 2 years prison time.  Due to the loss of daughter the prosecution will hold off on the sentencing.  Total Taiwan BS!!  In USA this would never fly unless it was 100% certain.  And there is more than enough reasonable doubts.  –Frank

Source: Yahoo/KimoTaiwan

父未熄菸 燒死愛女

更新日期:2011/03/30 06:30 蘋果日報

少女死前電話:「爸 煙好多 快救我」

【綜合報導】新北市國 二女生胡婉玲去年底請假在家休息,屋內卻意外失火,她急打電話向外出工作的父親胡豫東求救,不料胡父趕回家後救女不及,愛女已被大火吞噬慘死。當時警消研 判是電線走火,但事後檢方依據火災鑑定報告,認定胡父未熄滅菸蒂,延燒木製茶几引發大火,昨依公共危險及過失致死罪將他起訴,可各處1年以下及2年以下徒 刑,但考量胡父悲痛喪女,建請法院緩刑。

胡豫東(41歲)昨得知被起訴,忿忿不平地說:「鑑定報告很誇張,打死我都不承認抽菸害死愛女。」他強調,茶几桌面鋪上耐高溫美耐板材,就算菸蒂從頭到尾燃燒完畢,頂多在表面留下一點菸熏痕跡,不至於燃燒,且他離家到女兒通報失火超過5個小時,期間女兒不可能沒察覺失火了。

抽菸5小時後起火

對於胡豫東的質疑,新北市消防局火災預防科科長黃弟勝昨指:「菸頭中心溫度高達攝氏七、八百度,當接觸物溫度慢慢升溫到達燃點後就會開始燃燒,但升溫時間須視環境溫度、接觸物體等而異,難以評估確實時間,抽菸5個小時後起火也不無可能。」

胡豫東是木工,家境小康,育有二女。去年12月6日上午9時許,他在新北市新店區住家客廳抽一根菸後,將菸蒂擱在菸灰缸上,隨後外出工作,14歲小女兒胡婉玲因過敏,當天請假沒上學。

巷道停車阻礙救火

下午2時34分,胡豫東突然接到女兒求救電話:「爸!家裡煙好多,快救我!」他叫女兒:「妳快逃,爸爸立刻趕回來。」隨即在6分鐘後趕回家,但屋內已陷入火海,且消防車因胡家的連外巷道過窄且停放多輛汽機車,無法駛入滅火,胡婉玲雖試圖踹開鐵窗,但未成功,最後不幸慘死。

當時警消以為電線走火引發火災,鄰居也議論紛紛,抨擊是巷道狹窄,居民又違規停車害命,胡豫東也哀痛說:「不想讓女兒白死!」呼籲相關單位重視消防通道問題,別重演悲劇。

事後,台北地檢署三度傳訊胡豫東,第一次胡以證人身分到案,他坦承有抽菸習慣,但自認與火災無關,還請檢方務必查明奪走愛女生命的原因。

不料,第二次開庭時,檢察官提示火災原因調查鑑定報告,胡看後大吃一驚,調查結果竟認定胡家菸蒂小火源未熄滅,棄置在客廳大茶几上的菸灰缸,研判菸蒂掉落木製茶几後蓄熱引燃周遭可燃物,延燒沙發引發大火。胡當場愣住,馬上眼眶泛紅、低頭不語。

出庭一度自責悔恨

第三次開庭,胡豫東以被告身分出庭,坦承家中只有他抽菸,並表示深切自責悔恨,也願賠償鄰居火災損失。

記者昨走訪現場,發現胡豫東的住處仍在裝修,被火災波及的住戶有六家,外牆、雨棚都已修繕。鄰居說,事發後大家幫胡家募款,但胡家先賠償鄰居損失,胡豫東還主動幫鄰居修房子,以致耽擱到自家房屋整修。

對於檢方指胡豫東抽菸釀禍,多數鄰居不相信,直呼:「要死了,怎麼可能會這樣。」還有目擊者說:「當天先聽胡家冷氣附近有爆炸聲,隨後窗簾就著火,不像是抽菸造成的。」

父遭起訴忿忿不平

胡則指,依照鑑識報告,火是從菸灰缸開始悶燒,但現場炭化最嚴重之處卻是靠近冷氣機的地方,有可能鄰居抽菸,將菸蒂彈到冷氣機下方,冷氣機下方有紙、瓦斯罐、殺蟲劑,可能因此引發火災。他說,這一點與目擊者說法一致,但鑑識報告不採用,令他無法接受。

至於為何在庭上自白後,如今卻喊冤?胡豫東說:「當時檢察官說鑑定出來是菸蒂造成,因家中就只有我抽菸,所以開庭時承認。」

另針對他居住的玫瑰路57巷停車位採斜停方式致巷道狹窄,消防車無法進入,胡豫東認為新北市工務局有過失,本月8日提起國家賠償,求償1千萬元。

父抽菸燒死愛女事件簿

◎2010/12/06:國二女胡婉玲在臥室休息,父親胡豫東抽菸未將菸蒂熄滅即出門,釀成大火,巷道停車阻礙消防車通行,胡婉玲命喪火窟。

◎2010/12:台北地檢署以證人身分傳訊胡豫東,胡供稱有抽菸習慣。

◎2011/02:檢方再傳胡豫東,提示消防局調查鑑定顯示菸蒂火源處置不當引發大火,胡當場眼眶泛紅,難過低頭不語。

◎2011/03:檢方以被告身分傳胡豫東,胡自責悔恨,承諾賠償鄰居損失。

◎2011/03/29:檢方依公共危險、過失致死罪起訴胡豫東。

資料來源:起訴書

常見家庭火警原因與預防

◎延長線:

˙選擇有保險絲保護裝置者

˙收納時以圓形捲收為佳

◎電暖爐:

˙選擇當溫度過熱、傾倒時可自動斷電者

˙應與衣物、棉被等可燃物品保持90公分以上距離

◎電扇:

˙定期清潔,避免馬達接縫處積灰塵

◎菸蒂:

˙勿在床上吸菸

˙使用鐵製垃圾桶、菸灰缸

˙可在菸灰缸中加水,以利熄滅菸蒂

˙菸蒂放置時,燃燒端朝菸灰缸內斜放,避免滾落

˙菸蒂要確定熄滅

◎爐火烹調:

˙人離火熄

˙常清理瓦斯爐、抽油煙機等油漬

˙設定計時器,掌握烹煮時間

˙在廚房加裝家用火警探測器

資料來源:台北市消防局、新北市消防局

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