A man suffered smoke inhalation and was checked by paramedics after a tumble drier caught fire in Axminster.
Fire crews from Colyton, Lyme Regis and Axminster, plus the aerial platform from Taunton, were called to a commercial property in South Street shortly before 4pm on Tuesday (April 27).
Firefighters are reminding tumble drier owners to regularly check their machines and prevent the build-up of fluff deposits.
Crews wore breathing apparatus and used a hose reel jet, safety jet and thermal imaging camera to tackle the blaze, which broke out in a gas tumble drier.
A Colyton Fire Station spokesperson said: “The fire was confined to a gas tumble dryer which was fifty per cent damaged by fire and there was twenty-five per cent damage to the property.
“To deal with the incident crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, a thermal image camera, a safety jet and a gas monitor.
“One male person suffered smoke inhalation and was checked over by ambulance crews.”
The spokesperson added: “Always remember to check your tumble dryer for fluff deposits regularly.”