Firefighters warn of hazardous heated blankets

Crews were at the scene for two hours
Crews were at the scene for two hours

FIREFIGHTERS will carry out further safety checks after 40 per cent of heated blankets they tested last year failed a routine safety check.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service found that 166 of the 412 blankets brought in to the testing events it held around the county in 2014, were potentially hazardous.

Blankets should be tested every two years. To find a testing venue call 0845 872 9719 or visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/fire