Dryer Fire - Leichhardt

Published: 30 Jun 2021 09:17am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has warned of the dangers operating household clothes dryers following a fire in a home in Hill Street, Leichhardt this morning.
FRNSW crews were dispatched to the scene following multiple Triple Zero (000) calls of smoke issuing from a residential laneway.
Firefighters arrived to discover a clothes dryer had caught alight inside a garage at the rear of the property.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and ventilated the area of smoke.
No one was injured and damage was contained to the dryer.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has urged the public to stay out of harm this winter by following these simple safety steps when using your dryer:

• Clean your lint filter before each use.
• Never leave the dryer operating when you leave the house or
when sleeping.
• Ensure there is adequate air flow around your dryer.

A fire can take hold in minutes, yet it only takes seconds to prevent one. Take action to stay out of harm this winter.
For more information about home fire safety, visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au/winter

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Stations nearby


1 Marion Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040

ASHFIELD Fire Station

16 Victoria Street, Ashfield NSW 2131

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214-216 Australia Street, Newtown NSW 2042