Tumble Dryer Responsible for Weymouth Flat Fire
7:22am 14th January 2013
15 people have had to be led to safety after a tumble dryer in a block of flats in Weymouth.
Dorset Fire and Rescue were alerted to the blaze - at Brenda Dench House on St Mary Street - at around 6pm last night (13th January).
1 person was treated at the scene by Paramedics; no one suffered any serious injuries.
The Mobility shop below the flats was escaped damage.
A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said that crews provided fire survival guidance to residents of the flats; “This included closing all internal doors, opening a nearby window to gain access to fresh air, putting blankets and clothes at the foot of the closed door to stop the smoke entering the room and waving bright colourful items out of the window so fire crews could easily establish their location."