A tumble dryer was the cause of a house fire on Fishponds Road in Sheffield on Sunday evening at 7:45pm.
Three fire crews from Birley Moor and Central stations were called to the incident.
The fire was contained to the kitchen area and luckily no one was hurt.
Fire crews left the scene at 8:30pm.
Firefighters are asking residents to take extra care with electrical items as part of a new electrical safety campaign recently released – details here
The service’s three top tips to safeguard from electrical fires are:
- Don’t leave appliances on, and devices charging, at night and when you’re out of the house – to eliminate the risk of these malfunctioning and catching fire.
- Buy electrical equipment which is genuine and from trusted sources – ‘knock off’ phone chargers and batteries are prone to setting on fire.
- Don’t overload plug sockets – exceeding the advised current rating (13 amps) can cause them to overheat and catch fire.