December 27, 2016
Faulty tumble dryer started garage blaze near Burnham-On-Sea

Fire investigators say a faulty tumble dryer is believed to have been the cause of a blaze which destroyed a garage and its contents near Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday (December 27th).

These were the scenes when firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater and Cheddar were called at 2.30pm to a garage on fire at Charlecote, The Causeway in the village of Mark.

"It's believed that an electrical fault with a tumble dryer accidentally caused the fire," a fire service spokesman told

"On arrival the crews confirmed that there was smoke issuing from the garage."

"The crews isolated the electricity and used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire."

"The fire caused seventy five percent damaged to the building and one hundred percent damage to the contents - which included two bicycles and a tumble dryer. A car that was parked narby was moved, avoiding further damage."


Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube