Fire crews tackle tumble dryer blaze in Jaywick bungalow

A file picture of a burnt out tumble dryer.

A file picture of a burnt out tumble dryer.

Safety advice has been issued by Essex Fire and Rescue Service following a tumble dryer blaze.

Two crews from Clacton were called to a bungalow in Rosemary Way, Jaywick, at around 9.20am.

Using one hose reel, firefighters extinguished the blaze just before 10am.

The brigade has released the following safety tips:

- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions

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- Don’t use tumble dryers at night or while unattended

- Clean the filters regularly to ensure they do not become blocked with fluff

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- Items should be removed from the dryer immediately after the cycle and shaken loose to assist cooling

- Not to overload plug sockets. Ensure that no more than 13 amps are in any one plug socket.

- You can also register your domestic appliances for free at who will contact you in case of any safety repairs or product recalls on your appliances.

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