Tumble dryer causes blaze in city flat

PUBLISHED: 16:32 09 November 2011

Fire engine

Fire engine


A FLAT fire in Ely started after a tumble dryer overheated.

Fire-fighters from the city’s station were called out to a property on Walsingham Way at about 9.30am on Tuesday after neighbours reported seeing smoke coming from a first-floor flat.

Ambulance crews also attended and a man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

An investigation revealed that the fire had started after a tumble dryer overheated.

Brett Mills, watch commander at Ely Fire Station said: “A lot of fires are started by electrical appliances, but they can be avoided.

“Regularly cleaning the tumble dryer filter should prevent it from overheating

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