London 'white goods' fires cost £118m in five years
Fires in London involving "white goods" have cost more than £118m in the last five years, according to the city's fire brigade.
It said since 2011 it had attended 2,072 such fires. It calculated each one cost an estimated £57,000, which covers things such as damage caused and the fire service's response.
Croydon was the most affected borough, with 114 fires at a cost of £6.5m.
White goods are classed as dishwashers, washing machines, fridges and freezers.
It was recently revealed that a tower block fire in Shepherds Bush in August was caused by a faulty tumble dryer.
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