Dishwasher fire ‘accidental’

Smoke discovering billowing from kitchen. Three fire crews sent to private dwelling in Broadclyst.

DEVON Fire and Rescue Service says the cause of a fire, which broke out in a private dwelling in Broadclyst in the early hours of today (Thursday), was accidental.

Three fire appliances from Exeter responded to a 999 call at 1.56am.

When crews arrived at the address, in Pounsland, they found smoke issuing from the kitchen area of the property.

A fire and rescue service spokesman said: “The fire, which involved a dishwasher, was extinguished using one hose reel jet and one covering jet, with two breathing apparatus. Positive pressure ventilation also used.”


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The last appliance left the scene at 3am and the cause of the blaze was deemed accidental.

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