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Fact Sheet: Most Fire Prone Domestic Appliances

A quick look at what are the most fire prone domestic appliances

Laundry equipment image by Nexus 7 (via Shutterstock).

Laundry equipment accounted for most of the top ten house fires in England alone. Image by Nexus 7 (via Shutterstock).

In a recent report by Electrical Safety First, laundry related domestic appliances featured highly in the ten most fire prone electrical items. The report covered 1,873 house fires in England, with 19% of fires (482 incidents) caused by washing machines. Tumble dryers came pretty close accounting for 18% of house fires (460 incidents recorded).

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