Following a recent tumble dryer fire, firefighters are
urging people not to leave their tumble dryer running overnight after being
called to a fire in the early hours of this morning in Mansfield.
Crews from Mansfield Station attended an incident where the
tumble dryer had set alight and residents had to evacuate their home.
The Service are asking you to be cautious following recent
events and advise you to make sure that all smoke alarms are working within
If you use your tumble dryer overnight, or know somebody who
does be aware that a build-up of fluff in tumble dryer filters has been known
to contribute to fires.
Crews are asking you not to leave washing drying while you
are sleeping or out of the house, as you will have less chance of catching the
fire early and calling 999.
Please remember to have an escape plan if a fire does start
within your home; making sure escape routes and exits are cleared of any
Remember to regularly check your smoke alarms and keep a
mobile nearby so you can call 999 in an emergency.
To find out more how you can stat safe in your home click here: https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/YourSafety/Pages/Safety-in-Your-Home.aspx