Faulty tumble dryer is believed to have sparked a fire at house in Desborough
No-one was injured during the dramatic incident
A faulty tumble dryer is believed to have sparked a fire at a house in Desborough.
Firefighters dashed to tackle the blaze at the house on Rushton Road just after 8am yesterday morning (Monday).
No-one was injured during the dramatic incident.
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival, crews from Kettering and Corby discovered that a tumble dryer was on fire.
“They isolated the electrics, extinguished the flames using a hose reel jet and used a fan to clear away smoke before removing the tumble dryer from the property.
“The fire was started accidentally and is believed to be due to a fault on the appliance.”
The fire service has also issued vital tips to help people use their tumble dryers more safely this winter:
- Remove the lint from the trap after every load of clothes dried
- Never cover the vent or any other opening
- Only use recommended vent pipes and ensure they are free of kinks and not twisted in any way
- Only vent the warm air to the outside of a building
- Do not put rags or materials into your tumble dryer if they have been used to soak up flammable liquids/fats/oils.