Fire crews battle fire started by "battery charger"

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Fire crews battle fire started by "battery charger"

Three fire crews battled a fire in a conservatory caused by a battery charger. 

Crews from Ivybridge, Ashburton and Buckfastleigh Fire Stations were called to a fire in a domestic conservatory, which was spreading to the kitchen area, in South Brent just before 7pm on Saturday. 

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "Early investigations suggest that the fire was started by a battery charger. As a service, we attend many electrical fires each week."

They then shared advice to keep you and your family safe while using electrical items: 

  • Only buy an appliance if it has a British or European safety mark on it
  • Unplug appliances at night or when you’re not using them
  • Charge appliances like laptops and phones on a hard surface like a table
  • Only charge them when you are awake and in the house
  • Don’t put items on top of electrical equipment, cables or lamps 

 

Photos - credit Buckfastleigh Fire Station 

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