FIRE CHIEFS have issued a warning to homeowners after revealing they have attended over 100 blazes caused by faulty tumble dryers in the last five years.

Fire crews are urging people to sign up to receive alerts when faulty electrical products are recalled. 

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue says it has attended 117 house fires involving tumble dryers since 2011, with faults with appliances responsible for three quarters of the incidents.

Last year a major product recall was issued for Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda dryers amid safety fears.