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17 May 2022

Firefighters warn to plug out appliances before going to bed

Firefighters warn to plug out appliances before going to bed

File Photo / Dublin Fire Brigade

Firefighters have warned householders to ensure they plug out all electrical devices before going to bed. 

Dublin Fire Brigade said personnel were called to a smell of burning in a house earlier this month.

On investigation the burning was coming from a laptop which was plugged in charging overnight.

A spokesperson said: "Plug out any electrical items that aren’t needed, and never charge any item overnight."

"Charge your tech safely - never under a pillow or duvet."

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