Fire crews called to tumble dryer fire in Waterlooville

FIRE crews were last night called to a tumble dryer fire in Waterlooville.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 10:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 11:07 am

Fire crews from Cosham, Horndean and Waterlooville attended the incident on Oasthouse Drive after receiving a call at 7.48pm.

One hose reel and two jets were used by firefighters to extinguish the blaze along with two sets of breathing apparatus for protection against smoke inhalation.

All occupants were accounted for and the fire was confined to one room. A 65-year-old female was handed over to the care of the Ambulance Service.

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Firefighters were last night called to a tumble dryer fire in Waterlooville.

Fire crews were stood down at 8.38pm.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have previously warned about the safe use of tumble dryers.

Community Safety station manager, Gina Gray, said: ‘We urge all Hampshire residents not to leave electrical appliances including tumble dryers and washing machines unattended, especially overnight. Risks of fire are reduced when tumble dryer filters are cleaned regularly, not overloaded and not left unattended.’

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