The fat from the corpse of a 440-pound woman caused fire in an Austrian crematorium.
Investigators believe the burning fat from the obese woman’s body blocked an air filter in the facility. This blockage caused the filter system to overheat which caused the fire.
The fire was contained by firefighters after they shot water through the crematorium’s vents. Unfortunately, the fire caused too much damage that the crematorium had to be shut down for several days.
The firemen were covered in layers of black, greasy soot after they left the scene.
According to the Herald Sun, Former Graz fire chief Otto Widestchek suggested that Austria should build a special crematoria equipped for cremating obese bodies.
Apparently, Switzerland has one of these special facilities.