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Ireland Dublin Fire Brigade warning over common household items that can be a major hazard

07:15  11 january  2020
07:15  11 january  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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The Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB; Irish: Briogáid Dóiteáin Átha Cliath ) is the local authority fire and rescue service for Dublin City and the majority of the Greater Dublin Area.

Dublin Fire Brigade have issued a warning about household items that could be a fire hazard . Mirrors, crystals and glasses left on windowsills have the potential to start fires along with cans of deodorant and hairspray, which can explode under heat pressure.

a man standing on a snow board: Extent of damage following a fire thought to have been caused by an unattended candle © Provided by Dublin Live Extent of damage following a fire thought to have been caused by an unattended candle

Dublin Fire Brigade has warned of how common household items can be major hazards.

The emergency service shared pictures of how a bedroom was destroyed following a fire that was thought to have been started by an unattended candle.

The images show charred bedding as well as major fire damage to the wall and the parts of the bed.

A spokesman said: “Firefighters fought a bedroom fire earlier this week which is thought to have started by an unattended candle.

"The smoke alarm alerted the occupiers to the fire which evacuated to safety. Lessons to be learned? Never leave a candle unattended. Have a working smoke alarm.”

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Dublin Fire Brigade has taken to Twitter to warn the public about the fire hazards posed by mirrors, glasses and aerosol cans. The DFB has warned that mirrors, crystals and glasses left on windowsills can cause fires . Cans of deoderant and hairspray can also explode under the pressure of heat.

So, the Dublin Fire Brigade have sent out an important reminder for families. Using the toaster can seem like a simple, everyday task but if not used Metal with anything electric can be a deadly combination. So next time your toast is stuck in the bottom, use plastic ware or a wooden chopstick to

Meanwhile firefighters in Rathfarnham rushed to the scene of a kitchen fire caused by a faulty toaster.

People have been warned to keep their toasters clean and clear out the crumb tray regularly.

Householders have been urged to make sure they have working smoke detectors throughout the house.

DFB  added: “Rathfarnham firefighters were called to a kitchen fire after reports of smoke being visible. On arrival, a faulty toaster was found to be the cause…

“Smoke alarms alert you to danger. Keep your toaster clean, particularly the crumb tray. Beware of toasting oily foods.”

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