Tumble dryer fires – 16058

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A request for information about incidents with tumble dryers

Ref: FOI/16058


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 20th April 2016

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Statistics of fires by fault in the appliance of:

  • Tumble Dryer
  • From 2010 to the present

Could you also provide details of the Manufacturer brand / Model description?


Please find attached the number of accidental Tumble Dryer Fires from 1st Jan 2010 – 30th April 2016 where the cause was a fault in the appliance, including overheating, along with the make and model (where known).  Both dwellings and commercial properties have been included.  FOI16058 – Tumble dryer fires

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