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Faulty Electric Blanket Sparks Fire

Dorset Fire And Rescue Engine

9:21am 2nd February 2013

A faulty electric blanket's being blamed for a blaze at a property in Corfe Castle.

Dorset Fire and Rescue crews from Swanage and Wareham were called to a  property in West Street at around 2330 hours on Friday 1st February.

11 firefighters attended, with two sets of breathing apparatus used at the scene. On arrival the fire was out but the property was heavily smoke logged.

There were no injuriers but Dorset Fire and Rescue are stressing electric blankets should be stored 'rolled', not folded, and need to be safety checked each year.

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