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Dryer Fire News

Each day, there are numerous news items about dryer fires. Here, we are stressing the importance of having a safe home by linking to some of the articles.

Dryer suspected in Laurel Park area house fire

The Alexander City Outlook
May 25, 2018
 

An Alexander City home suffered damage in the front portion of the structure after a fire broke out in an area where an electric clothes dryer was ...

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No one injured in Tamaqua Salvation Army dryer fire

Republican & Herald
May 25, 2018
 

The fire originated in a clothes dryer on the third floor of the building, which is the residence of Salvation Army Major Sharon Whispell, ...

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Dryer Heat Blamed In House Fire

Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
May 25, 2018
 

Heat from a dryer was the cause of a fire that sparked an estimated $150,000 in damages to a Des Plaines home last Friday, according to Fire ...

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Tumble dryer caused fire at home in Durrington

Spire FM
May 25, 2018
 

The fire which badly damaged a home in Durrington yesterday (22nd May) was caused by a tumble dryer. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and ...

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Dryer fire

Asheboro Courier Tribune
May 22, 2018
 

Firefighters responded to a call about a dryer fire at a single-family home at 3001 Tranquil Lane, off U.S. 64 about four miles west of Asheboro, ...

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Lint in dryer started early morning fire

KCRG
May 22, 2018
 

DUBUQUE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The Dubuque Fire Department said lint in a dryer exhaust duct started an early morning fire.

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Unusual dryer fire prompts investigation into whether it's 'something ...

fox6now.com
May 22, 2018
 

WAUWATOSA — More than two months after a fire in a Wauwatosa home, the basement was still in shambles. "We're well over the $100,000 ...

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Dryer causes fire in Elgin home Monday

Chicago Daily Herald
May 22, 2018
 

A dryer fire caused about $5,000 worth of damages to an Elgin home Monday night, authorities said. Firefighters from the Elgin Fire Department ...

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Dryer fire damages home, displaces family

WAAY
May 22, 2018
 

Officials told WAAY 31 that an unattended dryer was the source of the fire. The dryer was removed from the residence in the course of fighting ...

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Overnight dryer fire causes evacuation at San Jose homeless shelter

The Mercury News
May 22, 2018
 

SAN JOSE — A fire ignited late Monday night in an industrial dryer at the Boccardo Reception Center, prompting the evacuation of dozens of ...

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Dryer fire causes evacuation at Econo Lodge

Williamsport Sun-Gazette
May 22, 2018
 

Guests and staff safely evacuated the Econo Lodge, 2019 E. Third St., in Loyalsock Township about 11 a.m. Thursday when a commercial dryer ...

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Fire at Madonna Inn prompts late-night evacuation

The San Luis Obispo Tribune
May 22, 2018
 

Mason said the fire started because the hotel's large commercial dryer was overfilled, and its lint trap appeared to have not been cleaned.

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Dryer fire that destroyed Muskegon home could have been prevented

MLive.com
April 30, 2018
 

MUSKEGON, MI - A Muskegon family lost their home to a fire that could have been prevented with proper maintenance of their clothes dryer, according to the fire marshal. The fire at a home in the 800 block of Turner Avenue was caused by an overheated dryer, said Muskegon Fire Marshal Scott ...

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Dryer fire contained at Madonna Inn

KSBY San Luis Obispo News
April 30, 2018
 

A dryer fire broke out Thursday evening in the laundry room at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Firefighters say they arrived to find smoke coming from the first floor of the upper building at the inn. They were able to quickly contain the fire to a large commercial dryer. Some rooms in the vicinity of the fire ...

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Unclean lint trap sparks dryer fire at apartment complex, Greeley ...

Greeley Tribune
April 30, 2018
 

Engine 2 firefighters extinguished the fire, which was contained to the inside of a dryer in the laundry room of a building, with a pressurized water extinguisher. No one was injured, and the building was not damaged, according to Tatti. The fire sparked in the lint trap, Tatti said, after the lint trap had not been ...

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Tumble dryer fire damages home in Reading

In Your Area
April 30, 2018
 

A home in Reading has been damaged after a tumble dryer caught fire. Firefighters were called to the property in Sandleford Close, Whitley Wood at around 3am on Monday, April 30. The occupants of the home, a man and a woman, managed to safely leave the house before the two fire crews arrived.

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Berwyn home suffers severe damage in dryer fire

Suburban Life Publications
April 23, 2018
 

No firefighter injuries were reported. While the exact cause of the fire has not been determined, it was related to a dryer in the basement that was in use at the time, he said. While the Fire Department does not provide damage estimates, O'Halloran said the damage was "significant." Berwyn firefighters were ...

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Crews knock down dryer fire in Ardmore

Main Line
April 23, 2018
 

LOWER MERION >> Fire crews quickly got a blaze under control at the Rittenhouse Laundromat, 58 Rittenhouse Place in Ardmore, Sunday evening, April 15. According to officials, the fire call came in at 7:20 p.m. when a commercial dryer in the back of the building caught fire. Firefighters were on location ...

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Mansfield dryer fire sends two to hospital

The Sun Chronicle
April 23, 2018
 

MANSFIELD — A fire that broke out near a dryer filled an Otis Street home with smoke and caused a 90-year-old man to be taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation Friday. Firefighters were called to 130 Otis St. shortly after 11 a.m. for a report of a fire in single-family home at 130 Otis St.

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Dryer Fire at Hannibal Middle School

KHMO News-Talk-Sports
April 23, 2018
 

Fire in a clothes dryer this (FR) morning results in a brief evacuation of Hannibal Middle School. Hannibal ... School district officials say the fire in the laundry area was extinguished before firefighters arrived. Fire Chief Sean Hampton says firefighters helped clear smoke from the laundry and cafeteria area.

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No reported injuries in fire that started in dryer of Wallingford home

Meriden Record-Journal
April 23, 2018
 

WALLINGFORD — A Route 5 home was damaged after a dryer fire Monday morning. The fire was reported about 10 a.m. at 1068 S. Colony Road, a home located to rear of Zandri's Stillwood Inn. It started in the dryer and spread through the vent to the second floor, said Battalion Chief Edward Butkus.

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Fire on Ash Street early this morning started from a dryer in use

ABC17News.com
April 23, 2018
 

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A fire on Ash Street this morning all started from a dryer that was in use. It took firefighters 15 minutes to contain the fire, there were no injuries, but severe damage. Most of the damage took place in the back of duplex, which estimated $120,000 of property damage. American Red Cross ...

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Neighborhood Notes: Valencia Street dryer fire, Mission Crit, and ...

Mission Local
April 23, 2018
 

Dryer Fire on Valencia St. A one-alarm fire caused by a couple of dryers at a laundromat near 19th and Valencia streets sent black smoke billowing onto the corridor at around 10:10 a.m. Friday. The fire was under control within five minutes, according to Acting Battalion Chief Mike Mullin, who was standing ...

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Dryer Fire Fills Hercules Home With Smoke

Patch.com
April 23, 2018
 

HERCULES, CA —A Hercules family that was spending Saturday morning getting the laundry done added a few more chores to their list - air out the smoke and buy a new dryer. At 10 a.m., Rodeo-Hercules firefighters received the call about the dryer fire in the Valley Run neighborhood. In addition to ...

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Council Discussed Dryer Fire Safety

Roselle Park News
April 23, 2018
 

According to the United States Fire Administration, 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35,000,000 in property loss. Failure to clean the dryer is the leading cause – more than one out of every three – of home clothes dryer fires.

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6 Displaced By Fire That Started In Dryer At Balboa Park Home

CBS San Francisco Bay Area
April 03, 2018
 

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A house fire that started in a clothes dryer displaced six people Sunday morning in San Francisco's Balboa Park neighborhood, fire officials reported. Firefighters responded to a 1-alarm fire at 438 Ostego Avenue at 8:44 a.m. and found that a fire had started in the dryer.

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Dryer catches fire at Oceanside vacation rental, displacing 16 people

10News
April 03, 2018
 

(KGTV) -- A family of out-of-state vacationers was displaced after a dryer in the home they were renting caught fire. Firefighters were called to the home, located on the 1000 block of South Pacific Street, shortly after midnight Sunday. After arriving, firefighters discovered that a clothes dryer near a downstairs ...

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Update: Dryer fire displaces residents at Burlington apartments

Burlington Times News
April 03, 2018
 

Burlington police and firefighters responded to the fire at 1025 Grace Ave. The fire started in Apartment P and affected the surrounding apartments. No residents were injured. The fire was reported at 10:56 a.m. Monday. The cause was a dryer in use at the time that wasn't exhausted correctly, Fire Capt.

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Dryer causes at Australian Hotel, Yass

Yass Tribune
April 03, 2018
 

Deputy captain of Yass Fire and Rescue 511 Scott Lang said on arrival the crew found smoke arising from the rear of the Australian Hotel. “Crews extinguished the fire quite promptly…. [and] stopped the fire from extending towards the accommodation and the pub,” Mr Lang said. Mr Lang said the cause of ...

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Dryer Fire Damages Petaluma Home

Patch.com
April 03, 2018
 

PETALUMA, CA — Petaluma firefighters said a working smoke detector prevented over $800,000 in possible damage after a laundry machine caught fire in a residence Saturday evening. Firefighters responded to the structure fire at 7:52 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Calle Ranchero. When they ...

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Dryer vent fire damages Dennis home

Cape Cod Times
April 03, 2018
 

DENNIS — Dennis firefighters responded to a fire at 77 Hillside Drive on Sunday, which led to the evacuation of two cats and a dog from inside the home, according to Dennis probationary firefighter Samuel Dunford. Firefighters were dispatched at 12:45 p.m. and were on scene three minutes later, Dunford ...

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Dryer fire causes minor damage at Fargodome

KFGO
April 03, 2018
 

FARGO (KFGO) - A dryer fire in a storage area on the lower level of the Fargodome caused $3,000 in damage. The fire was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Monday. Battalion Chief Jason Ness says a sprinkler head in the area was activated and suppressed the fire until firefighters arrived and were get the fire ...

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Dryer catches fire at Rockford laundromat

WIFR
April 03, 2018
 

Rockford fire crews say the fire began just before noon at the Auburn Coin Laundry in the 2500 block of Auburn Street. Crews were able to extinguish the flames quickly and the fire was contained to the dryer. They say no one was in the building at the time of the fire and no one was hurt. Investigators ...

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Residence red-tagged as a precaution after Sunday night dryer fire

Sioux City Journal
March 13, 2018
 

Residence red-tagged as a precaution after Sunday night dryer fire. Mason Dockter ... Sioux City Fire Rescue Liutenant Ryan Collins said fire crews were called to 2838 Williams Ave. around 11:12 p.m. Sunday night. There were five ... The fire began in a clothes dryer, Collins said. Crews were able to ...

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Dryer fire quickly extinguished Monday afternoon in Apple Valley

VVNG.com
March 13, 2018
 

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District responded to an apartment fire Monday afternoon. At about 3:45 pm, dispatch received reports of smoke coming from the garage of a four-plex in the 15500 block of Kiamichi Road. Firefighters arrived and made ...

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Late night house fire Monday in Wahpeton

Wahpeton Daily News
March 13, 2018
 

A Wahpeton home has been declared a total loss following a fire that began shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 12. The Wahpeton Fire Department was on the scene for nearly two hours. The fire occurred in the 600 block of 10 1/2 Street North. It was caused when a hose to a clothing dryer caught fire.

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Decatur firefighters stop two small fires before they spread

Herald & Review
March 12, 2018
 

The second fire call came in at 1:52 p.m. and involved a dryer full of clothes catching fire in the basement of a house at 744 W. Division St. Kline said firefighters carried the dryer outside before pulling the clothes out and extinguishing them. He said it wasn't known what caused the dryer to catch fire.

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Tumble dryer fire in Ramsey

Isle of Man Today
March 12, 2018
 

The Fire Service is warning residents about the dangers of leaving tumble dryers unattended following a fire in Ramsey. Two appliances from Ramsey station were called to a house fire in Ellan Park last night (Tuesday) at about 10.30pm. Fire crews were informed en-route that the fire was located in the ...

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Bellingham Fire responds to fire at Juvenile Detention Center

The Bellingham Herald
March 12, 2018
 

Bellingham Fire crews responded to what was believed to be an appliance fire at the Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Center at 4:55 p.m. Monday. ... By 5:37 p.m., emergency radio traffic indicated the fire, which originated in a dryer, was extiguished, though two engines remained on scene to help with ...

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