Fires in the home can be caused by faulty electrical appliances, plugs and cables that are old or poorly wired can be a real danger.
Just because there's no flame, doesn't mean there's no fire risk.
What to check for
There are particular danger signs to look out for on all electrical items you have around your home. If you think something needs fixing or changing, do it straight away.
Dealing with an electrical fire
If there is an electrical fire, pull the plug out, or switch off the power at the fuse box - if it is safe to do so. Sometimes this can stop the fire immediately.
Never use water on an electrical fire, and don't take any risks with your safety - get out, stay out and call 999.