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North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is reiterating an appeal for residents to ensure they use tumble dryers safely and have working smoke alarms fitted after another two fires involving tumble dryers in a 24 hour period.


Do not overload plug sockets - keep an eye out for any scorching or burn marks, including checking any visible electrical wires

Do not leave appliances unattended – do not turn the tumble dryer on before you leave the house or go to bed.

Keep your dryer well ventilated, make sure the vent pipe is kink free and not blocked or crushed in any way

Always clean out the filter after using your tumble dryer

Always allow each drying programme,  to complete fully before emptying the machine

Do not ignore the warning signs – if you can smell burning or clothes feel hotter at the end of the cycle, stop using your appliance and have it checked out by a professional

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