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News8000.com - WKBT - 2018-05-31
Although an exact cause hasn't been determined yet, investigators say it appears the La Fond Avenue fire yesterday started in the dryer vent ... ...read more
CT Post - 2018-05-31
STEPNEY — Firefighters ensured a fire was contained to a dryer in a residence by quickly responding and putting the flame out. The Stepney ... ...read more
Realtor.com News - 2018-05-31
So let's take a look at appliances that could start a fire—and what you can ... Dryers, for example, can catch fire because of common electrical ... ...read more
The Courier Life News - 2018-05-31
Authorities suspect a clothes dryer sparked a fire Tuesday that destroyed a house in the town of Campbell, although the cause remains under ... ...read more
Bendigo Advertiser - 2018-05-31
Dryer sparks fire at Bendigo apartment complex ... They found a fire had started in the lint collector of a dryer in one of the apartments. ...read more
StrategicRISK Europe - 2018-05-31
In 2016 following a fire in a west London tower block caused by a faulty Indesit dryer, the London Fire Brigade published the following in their ... ...read more
ITV News - 2018-05-29
The owner had left the property with the tumble dryer still operating, and this incident highlights why we recommend that you only use a tumble ... ...read more
WWBT NBC12 News - 2018-05-29
Crews say there was some damage to the first floor where the dryer was located, but the rest of the house did not sustain any fire damage. ...read more
The Alexander City Outlook - 2018-05-25
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 ... ...read more
Republican & Herald - 2018-05-25
The fire originated in a clothes dryer on the third floor of the building, which is the residence of Salvation Army Major Sharon Whispell, ... ...read more
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online - 2018-05-25
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 ... ...read more
Spire FM - 2018-05-25
The fire which badly damaged a home in Durrington yesterday (22nd May) was caused by a tumble dryer. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and ... ...read more
Asheboro Courier Tribune - 2018-05-22
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, ... ...read more
KCRG - 2018-05-22
DUBUQUE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The Dubuque Fire Department said lint in a dryer exhaust duct started an early morning fire. ...read more
fox6now.com - 2018-05-22
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 ... ...read more
Chicago Daily Herald - 2018-05-22
A dryer fire caused about $5,000 worth of damages to an Elgin home Monday night, authorities said. Firefighters from the Elgin Fire Department ... ...read more
WAAY - 2018-05-22
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 ... ...read more
The Mercury News - 2018-05-22
SAN JOSE — A fire ignited late Monday night in an industrial dryer at the Boccardo Reception Center, prompting the evacuation of dozens of ... ...read more
Williamsport Sun-Gazette - 2018-05-22
Guests and staff safely evacuated the Econo Lodge, 2019 E. Third St., in Loyalsock Township about 11 a.m. Thursday when a commercial dryer ... ...read more
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - 2018-05-22
Mason said the fire started because the hotel's large commercial dryer was overfilled, and its lint trap appeared to have not been cleaned. ...read more
MLive.com - 2018-04-30
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 ... ...read more
KSBY San Luis Obispo News - 2018-04-30
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 ... ...read more
Greeley Tribune - 2018-04-30
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 ... ...read more
In Your Area - 2018-04-30
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. ...read more
Suburban Life Publications - 2018-04-23
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 ... ...read more
Main Line - 2018-04-23
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 ... ...read more
The Sun Chronicle - 2018-04-23
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. ...read more
KHMO News-Talk-Sports - 2018-04-23
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. ...read more
Meriden Record-Journal - 2018-04-23
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. ...read more
ABC17News.com - 2018-04-23
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 ... ...read more
Mission Local - 2018-04-23
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 ... ...read more
Patch.com - 2018-04-23
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 ... ...read more
Roselle Park News - 2018-04-23
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. ...read more
CBS San Francisco Bay Area - 2018-04-03
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. ...read more
10News - 2018-04-03
(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 ... ...read more
Burlington Times News - 2018-04-03
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. ...read more
Yass Tribune - 2018-04-03
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 ... ...read more
Patch.com - 2018-04-03
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 ... ...read more
Cape Cod Times - 2018-04-03
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 ... ...read more
KFGO - 2018-04-03
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 ... ...read more
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