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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are tackling a tumble dryer fire at a property in Winford this evening (Wednesday). 

2 appliances from Sandown and Shanklin were called to an address on Forest Road at just before 19:30 when it was reported that smoke was billowing from the appliance.

Just 1 retained crew – Shanklin – remain on scene.

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The situation has been brought under control.

UPDATE @ 20:30 – The incident has been brought to a close.

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National recall of dryers under Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline brands. Please check yours at https://safety.hotpoint.eu/dryercheck

Stuart McDonald

I’m sure Beko is another dodgy make

Az-zahra Aziz

As cash for the British becomes ever limited as we now have to keep the third world in our country, people demand cheaper and cheaper appliances. The manufactures have to cut corners to keep costs down to compete.

Think, then vote if you don’t want your appliances spontaneously combusting.

Just Saying

Az-zahra Aziz, obviously you are on medication. Have a check on the information sheet supplied with them because sometimes they can cause unpleasant side effects as in your case with your garbled b*ll*cks syndrome.


If one doesn’t know by now, you must be living in a vacuum somewhere in space, clean the fluff from the filter every cycle, not whenever !


Every time you read about a minor accident or fire there is always two or more appliances
sent surely this is not cost effective.

frederick Box

Had our Tumble Dryer a Creda about 30 years now, like new cars everything spontanously combust,

glad my old car is 21 years old too.. Don’t make stuff like they used to..


I’m not a fireman but I think fire engines have a water tank and sending 2 = twice as much water to put the fire out and of course twice the operatives. There’s not always a hydrant close.

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