Electric blanket fire in Corfe Castle

FIREFIGHTERS were called to deal with an electric blanket fire in Corfe Castle on Friday night.

Crews from Swanage and Wareham attended the incident in the bedroom of the property in West Street around 11.30pm.

The fire was out on arrival but firefighters helped to ventilate the heavily smoke logged property using two breathing apparatus.

The cause was a faulty electric blanket.

There was damage to the bedding.

No-one was injrued in the fire. 

A spokesperson for Dorset Fire and Rescue service reminded people to store electric blankets rolled, not folded and to have them safety checked each year.

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9:29am Sat 2 Feb 13

whataboutthat says...

Wow. Top story. Way to go Echo hacks!
Wow. Top story. Way to go Echo hacks! whataboutthat

9:37am Sat 2 Feb 13

Old Colonial says...

What, no picture or video! We've been cheated. Just wondered what 'smoke logged' meant. Is it like 'waterlogged' but drier?
What, no picture or video! We've been cheated. Just wondered what 'smoke logged' meant. Is it like 'waterlogged' but drier? Old Colonial

10:10am Sat 2 Feb 13

ben12341979 says...

Old Colonial wrote:
What, no picture or video! We've been cheated. Just wondered what 'smoke logged' meant. Is it like 'waterlogged' but drier?
hahaha excellent!! Couldnt just say the room was a bit smokey so they opened the windows. Its was 'heavily smoke logged property' Hopefully they post the video footage later of the street and then add a google map sceen shot just so we all know exactly where it is! p.s and a tweet!
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: What, no picture or video! We've been cheated. Just wondered what 'smoke logged' meant. Is it like 'waterlogged' but drier?[/p][/quote]hahaha excellent!! Couldnt just say the room was a bit smokey so they opened the windows. Its was 'heavily smoke logged property' Hopefully they post the video footage later of the street and then add a google map sceen shot just so we all know exactly where it is! p.s and a tweet! ben12341979

11:05am Sat 2 Feb 13

Hessenford says...

Electric blanket, do elf and safety still allow them to be sold.
Electric blanket, do elf and safety still allow them to be sold. Hessenford

11:45am Sat 2 Feb 13

Phixer says...

Didn't realise that the castle had electricity although I can understand the need to keep warm at night with broken walls and no glass in the windows.
Didn't realise that the castle had electricity although I can understand the need to keep warm at night with broken walls and no glass in the windows. Phixer

3:33pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Lord Spring says...

Phixer wrote:
Didn't realise that the castle had electricity although I can understand the need to keep warm at night with broken walls and no glass in the windows.
Some roof insulation would also help if there was a roof.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: Didn't realise that the castle had electricity although I can understand the need to keep warm at night with broken walls and no glass in the windows.[/p][/quote]Some roof insulation would also help if there was a roof. Lord Spring

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