Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Tumble dryer fire

The Leasway, Westcliff on Sea
03/01/2021 @ 19:23
Incident Number: 137060
In attendance: 1 x Leigh, 1 x Rayleigh Weir

Crews were called to a propery in Westcliff on Sea this evening after a tumble dryer caught alight. 

On arrival firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in the utility room by using dry powder, before clearing the room of smoke. 

Follow our advice to stay safe using your tumble dryer:

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Don’t use tumble dryers at night or while unattended
  • Clean the filters after each use to ensure they do not become blocked with fluff
  • Items should be removed from the dryer immediately after the cycle and shaken loose to assist cooling
  • Ensure that the appliance has its own plug socket. Do not overload extension leads. Ensure that no more than 13 amps are in any one plug socket.

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