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Incident Date: 24 July 2017
BETWEEN 8:30am – 5:30pm on Monday, July 24, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 40 incidents. Read about one of them below.
Tumble dryer fire – Ashton-Under-Lyne
AT 1:47pm on Monday, July 24, three crews from Ashton-Under-Lyne, Stalybridge and Hyde attended a fire involving a tumble dryer at a mid-terraced property in Pottinger Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne.
The fire was caused by a build-up of lint and fluff in the filters and the machine not being maintained properly. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the flames.
A safe and well check was carried out in the property once the fire was under control. Crews were in attendance for just under twenty minutes.
To stay safe we recommend you follow the below points:
For information about tumble dryer safety visit: http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/electrical_equipment/