(From Newcastle Evening Chronicle)
FAMILIES have been caught up in a carbon monoxide scare in council homes on Tyneside.
More than 140 households have been ordered to stop using new gas fires amid fears they are faulty.
A firm of sub-contractors responsible for installing the appliances has been sacked and a probe ordered.
South Tyneside Homes today moved to reassure residents and insisted the decision to put do-not-use stickers on all 142 fires …