Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fire Bosses Issue Tumble Dryer Alert

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fire Bosses Issue Tumble Dryer Alert

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THIS is what was left of a tumble dryer after it burst into flames.

Firefighters were called to Coniston Avenue in Little Hulton, Salford to deal wuith the incident.

The images of the burnt-out electrical appliance were shared on social media by City West Housing Trust as a warning.

Bosses said it took just minutes for the house to fill with smoke. Luckily, the woman who lives there was able to call for help quickly.

Although she wasn't hurt, she was left badly shaken. The woman had been planning on going out and leaving the dryer on.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said it has seen a recent increase in fires involving thumble dryers. They advised: "Make sure lint is removed after every load of clothes is dried. Do not cover the vent or any other opening. …

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