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TUMBLE DRYER FIRE TACKLED IN RYDE


Wholetime and retained firefighters from Ryde are tackling an outbuilding fire at an address in the town this lunchtime (Monday). 

2 appliances are currently on scene at Pelhurst Road, where a hose reel is being utilised to extinguish what is being described as an outbuilding fire.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the incident at around midday.

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2 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have been committed and Positive Pressure Ventilation is being used to rid the property of smoke.

No one is thought to have been injured.

UPDATE @ 13:20 – It has been confirmed that the fire was caused by a tumble dryer connected to an extension lead.

Fire crews have now stood down from the incident.

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Richard
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Richard

Another non story from the fire service. Why is every tiny incident reported? If the police and ambulance reported every call they got, you’d never keep up.

Richard
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Richard

Well last week you reported a first responder in a red van attending a man fell into the water in freshwater. I do appreciate you being kind enough to reply to me, good journalism there, thankyou.

Terry Moore
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Terry Moore

The point of this news item is ” Dont leave Tumble Driers unattended “

frederick Box
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frederick Box

and don’t use an extension cable on a 2,000 / 3,000 Watt appliance.

YJC
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YJC

Radio 4 today (Weds 12 June) featured a story of Whirlpool Tumble driers catching fire and have been recalled.
Now the government is involved due to the number of fires from Whirlpool Tumble Driers. So, just in case anyone wants more information it can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48603753

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