Top three home fire hazards revealed

PUBLISHED: 16:01 13 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:01 13 September 2016

Residents about top three dangerous home appliances

Residents about top three dangerous home appliances


The county’s fire service has revealed the top three fire hazards at home.

The most risky appliance is a dishwasher, which accounted for 13 fires in 2014/15, followed by a washing machine (10), and a tumble dryer (seven).

A spokesman said the fires are particularly dangerous because often these machines are often left unattended.

The county council’s cabinet member for community safety, Richard Thake, said: “Fires in the home can be devastating and they put property and lives in danger. The good news is you can reduce the risk of a home fire by following our safety tips.

“We would also like to remind residents that having a working smoke alarm on every level of your home could give you and your family precious minutes of warning should a fire occur.”

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