Washing machine sparks fire

North Parade, Yate

fire engineFire crews dealt with a fire involving a washing machine at a restaurant.

When firefighters arrived they found a man who was suffering from minor burns to his hands. He was given first aid by crews.

Two firefighters in breathing apparatus used a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots once the fire was out.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to take care when using electrical appliances. Always switch off any items which don’t need to be left on continuously and never leave them unattended.