‘Blunder’ Fires Increasing Say Electrical Safety Council

There has been a rise in fires caused by the misuse of appliances in the home, according to the Electrical Safety Council.

The ESC says fires from appliance misuse - or "safety blunders" - have increased by over a third since 2009.

It says misuse is already the top cause of all fires in UK homes. There were 14,700 such fires in the last year.

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