Hotpoint dishwasher fire damages Oxford home

Fire damage outside the home in Oxford. Credit: ITV News

A fire caused by an electrical fault in a Hotpoint dishwasher almost destroyed the home of a family in Oxford.

Watch: Family left homeless after dishwasher fire

The damage from the dishwasher fire. Credit: ITV News

The fire destroyed their kitchen, and the smoke and soot made the house uninhabitable.

The fire was caused by an electrical fault inside the appliances. Credit: ITV News

The smoke alarms inside the house alerted the sleeping family to the fire, and they all managed to escape.

Read: How to check if your Hotpoint dishwasher is a fire risk

The dishwasher outside the house. Credit: ITV News

Read: How to check if your Hotpoint or Indesit dishwasher is a fire risk

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