Aberdeen councillors have voiced their support for a new fire safety initiative.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service released an advert last week highlighting the dangers of household appliances such as washing machines and fridge freezers.
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Posted by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on Friday, 22 March 2019
According to figures from SFRS, there were more than 300 fires involving white goods in Scotland last year.
The new advert, which features a 30-second long video, was shared alongside details on how to reduce the risk in your own home.
Hazlehead, Queen’s Cross and Countesswells councillor Martin Greig urged people to heed the warnings issued.
He said: “The advice from the fire service on reducing risks is timely and helpful to make the home a safer place.
“One important action to take to improve safety is to ensure machines are switched off when not in use.
“They should not be left on overnight. This is useful guidance that could make a real difference.
“There have been too many domestic fires and this campaign will hopefully help to prevent problems arising.
“We have to see a reduction in the number of domestic fires due to white goods.”