Two people hospitalised after tumble dryer fire
PUBLISHED: 11:50 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:10 20 March 2019
Firefighters rescued two people from a house in Nailsea after a tumble dryer caught fire.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service was called to St Mary’s Park just before midnight last night (Tuesday).
The tumble drier in the outhouse of the property had caught fire and the flames spread to a nearby car and caravan.
Two crews from Nailsea and two from Clevedon fire station were called to the incident.
Ten firefighters in breathing apparatus used two high-pressure hose reels, two 45mm jets and two CO2 extinguishers to tackle the blaze.
They also used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke and a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.
Firefighters rescued two people from the building, who were taken to hopsital by ambulance crews.
A third person was treated for smoke inhalation.
Police were also in attendence and the cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.
People are advised not to leave tumble dryers on overnight or leave them unattended.
For more fire safety advice, visit www.avonfire.gov.uk/safety-advice/fire-safety/electrical-safety/tumble-dryer-safety-advice