Tumble dryer fire breaks out in city pub

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A tumble dryer caught fire in a pub in Ely’s city centre on Saturday.

Firefighters from Ely and Littleport were called to the Royal Standard, in Fore Hill, at about 7.15am.

Firefighters arrived to find a tumble dryer on fire in the building. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished it using a hose reel and a carbon dioxide extinguisher.

The cause of the fire was accidental and there were no casualties reported.

The following evening, firefighters from Ely were again in action, this time attending to a chimney fire in Pymore Lane, Pymoor, at about 10.19pm.


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They extinguished the blaze using chimney rodding and used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

A fire service spokesman said: “Please ensure that you get your chimney swept and the brickwork inspected at least once a year. This will help to prevent a chimney fire.”

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