Occupier Spots Smoke Coming From Washing Machine, Southport May 13th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Firefighters Called After Occupier Spots Smoke Coming From Washing Machine, Southport Monday, 13 May 2013 Linaker Street, Southport. Firefighters were called out after an occupier saw smoke coming from a washing machine. The fire involving the washing machine was out when firefighters arrived. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 5.19pm on Monday, May 13, to Linaker Street, Southport. A small quantity of clothing caught between the rubber seal and drum were damaged by friction which caused smoke. Firefighters inspected the washing machine and made it safe. There was very slight smoke damage to the kitchen. Two appliances from Southport Community Fire Station attended the call-out. Related Comments comments!