Washing machine fire in semi-detached wash house

Energy type: 
Electricity
 
Event summary: 
The Fire Service notified Energy Safety of a washing machine fire. Fire damage was limited to a semi-detached wash house and its contents and there were no reported injuries.
 
Accident ID: 
170622 -05
 
Accident date: 
22 June 2017
 
Site: 
Domestic
 
Environment: 
Building
 
Voltage: 
230
 
Equipment: 
Washing Machine
 
Accident type: 
Fire
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
No injury
 
Property damage level: 
Restricted to the room containing the equipment
 
Outcome of investigation: 

Energy Safety was unable to determine the actual model involved due to the fire damage sustained. However several models of this brand of washing machine had been the subject of an on-going safety recall. This machine was most likely to have been one of those machines being recalled due to the known fire risk.