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Incident - Tumble Dryer Fire

Date: 03/05/2021
Time: 16:20
Location: Copleston Road, Plymouth
Area: Western
County: Devon

Two fire appliances from Crownhill fire station along with a fire officer attended a property in Copleston Road after a call stating there was a tumble dryer on fire. 

On arrival there was smoke and flames issuing.

The fire within the tumble dryer was in the ground floor utility room of a 2 floor terraced property. Crews got to work using 2 breathing apparatus sets, 1 hose reel jet and 1 safety jet. All persons had evacuated the property. 

A thermal imaging camera, short extension ladder and positive pressure ventilation fan were also used. Neighbouring properties were also checked to ensure there had been no fire spread.  

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