Crews respond to dishwasher fire

Combe Road, Combe Down, Bath

Fire engine at incidentFirefighters dealt with a fire in the kitchen of a two storey property which was started because of a fault with a dishwasher.

When crews arrived on scene they found the couple who live in the house already outside and unharmed.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house and dealt with the fire using a high pressure hose reel. A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

While on scene firefighters noticed that the smoke alarms in the property were faulty so they fitted two new devices and carried out a Home Fire Safety Visit free of charge.

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