Dryer Fire News

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WIFR - 2018-04-03
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 ... ...read more
Sioux City Journal - 2018-03-13
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 ... ...read more
VVNG.com - 2018-03-13
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 ... ...read more
Wahpeton Daily News - 2018-03-13
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. ...read more
Herald & Review - 2018-03-12
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. ...read more
Isle of Man Today - 2018-03-12
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 ... ...read more
The Bellingham Herald - 2018-03-12
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 ... ...read more
PR Newswire (press release) - 2018-03-12
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Dryer Vent Wizard, North America's leading dryer vent maintenance and repair franchise, has awarded 10 grants of $500 each to local fire prevention programs in the U.S. and Canada through its annual Fire Department Grant ... ...read more
CTV News - 2018-03-12
Fire officials say an electric dryer was the cause of a basement fire in Sarnia Sunday night. The blaze began around 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Devine Street. Once on scene firefighters were able to contain the fire to the basement. The residents were home at the time and were able to escape ... ...read more
KIWARadio.com - 2018-03-02
Rock Rapids, Iowa — In a fire call that should serve as a reminder to all of us to check or clear out our dryer vents regularly — Rock Rapids Fire Chief Ed Reck says this call could have ended much differently. The Rock Rapids Fire Department was paged about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th, ... ...read more
Sumter Item - 2018-03-02
A dryer vent fire damaged a mobile home in Dalzell on Monday, resulting in the American Red Cross, Sumter Fire Department and Shaw Air Force Base Fire Department responding to the scene. An alarm was received at 8:20 a.m. for the 1,500-square-foot residence in the 5000 block of Shakemia Road, ... ...read more
whnt.com - 2018-03-02
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Emergency crews blocked the intersection of Old Monrovia Road and Bishop Road, which is east of Jeff Road for more than an hour to put out a structure fire. Firefighters tell us there was a dryer fire, and it was contained to the laundry room. They tell us a closed door helped to ... ...read more
Kitsap Sun - 2018-03-02
Fire crews believe the fire that claimed the Kingston home began in a clothes dryer, said Rick LaGrandeur, assistant chief of operations for North Kitsap Fire and Rescue. Occupants of the home had opened windows and doors after they noticed smoke from the dryer, he said, but the dryer caught fire and ... ...read more
WTNH Connecticut News (press release) - 2018-02-27
Fire officials say the flames started in a dryer on the second floor of the building. They say there may have been faulty outlets in the home which could have made the fire worse. Officials did not say if anyone suffered any injuries during the blaze. Crews say two families have been displaced as a result of the ... ...read more
ABC2 News - 2018-02-22
EDGEWOOD, Md. (WMAR) - A dryer is to blame for a fire at Giovanni's Restaurant in Edgewood Thursday morning. Crews were called to 2101 Pulaski Highway around 3:00 in the morning after reports of a fire. When they got to the scene they saw minor smoke coming from the back of the building. ...read more
Juneau Empire - 2018-02-22
Houston grabbed her fire extinguisher, yelling to her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend for help. She entered the smoke-filled room and aimed her extinguisher at the dryer, but the extinguisher didn't work. She thought quickly, calling 911 and running outside to ask for help from her neighbors as her ... ...read more
Merced Sun-Star - 2018-02-22
A clothes dryer likely caused a fire inside a garage wall of a single family home Thursday in Merced, officials said. A family was drying clothes in the appliance before 5 p.m. Thursday when one of the four occupants inside the home on Stevens Court noticed smoke emanating from the area, Merced Fire ... ...read more
Seacoastonline.com - 2018-02-20
EXETER -- Four pets were transported to a local animal hospital in critical condition after a dryer fire caused a home to fill with smoke Wednesday. The Exeter Fire Department responded to 42 Donna Drive just before 2:45 p.m. when the homeowner reported they found the residence filled with smoke, ... ...read more
Bloomington Pantagraph - 2018-02-20
Fire destroys house near Heyworth; dryer likely cause ... HEYWORTH — A dryer malfunction is suspected as the cause of a fire that destroyed a home Monday evening on Heyworth's north side, but no one ... "We believe it's a dryer fire," Richards said, noting the official cause remains under investigation. ...read more
LEX18 Lexington KY News - 2018-02-20
LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) UK sent out an alert about a reported fire at the Woodland Glen IV dorm at UK. The fire chief confirmed that this was a dryer fire in the common area. The clothes were removed from the dryer and the fire was put out. They are getting smoke out of the building and then everyone will ... ...read more
Meriden Record-Journal - 2018-02-20
The Wallingford Fire Department responded to Wallingford Laundromat, 148 Center St., when a dryer caught fire on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2018. | Bailey Wright, Record-Journal. The Wallingford Fire Department responded to Wallingford Laundromat, 148 Center St., when a dryer caught fire on ... ...read more
Jersey Evening Post - 2018-02-20
In a statement, the Jersey Fire and Rescue Service said: 'Upon arrival at the incident, smoke could be seen issuing from the flat window and the communal hallway serving four other flats. 'It was quickly established that the fire was in a first floor flat and the power to the tumble dryer had been turned off by ... ...read more
Chicago Daily Herald - 2018-02-13
No one was hurt, but a home was left uninhabitable when an overstuffed vent at the end of a clothes dryer caused a fire on Monday in Vernon Hills. The fire began about 2:45 p.m. on the 200 block of Autumn Lane, according to a report from Countryside Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Tony DeRose. ...read more
Eagle-Tribune - 2018-02-13
SANDOWN — A family of four was displaced from their home after lint in a basement dryer caught fire Monday afternoon, according to firefighters. Chief Bill Tapley said firefighters were dispatched to 33 Trues Parkway about 2:30 p.m., when the homeowner called 911. The woman and her two young ... ...read more
Modesto Bee - 2018-02-13
A dryer caught fire Saturday afternoon in a mobile home on Coffee Road in north Modesto, causing significant damage to the structure. Crews from the Modesto Fire and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire departments responded to the call just after 2 p.m. at Silverwood Mobile Home Park and found flames and ... ...read more
WHIO - 2018-02-13
FRANKLIN — UPDATED @ 8:21 p.m.: No one was injured in the building fire on Dayton Oxford Road that firefighters traced to a clothes dryer in a third-floor apartment, Franklin Twp. Fire Chief Kevin Jennings said. Smoke could be seen as crews arrived, he said. They quickly knocked down the flames in the apartment and ... ...read more
KTVZ - 2018-02-13
BEND, Ore. - A fire in a Deschutes River Woods home Wednesday morning had an unusual cause – a pack rat or other rodent created a nest with dog food inside a clothes dryer's venting system, causing the appliance to ignite when it was turned on, officials said. Bend fire crews were called to the reported ... ...read more
Williamsport Sun-Gazette - 2018-02-13
It appeared that something “caused the dryer to overheat. Clothes in the dryer caught fire,” Funk said. He termed damage to the apartment as “minor” and he believed the tenants would be back in the apartment in a few weeks if not sooner. The local chapter of the American Red Cross was assisting the ... ...read more
KSFY - 2018-02-13
The American News reports that State Street Laundromat and Pub is closed until repairs can be completed. Fire Marshall Mike Thompson says the Sunday afternoon fire originated in a dryer, though the specific cause isn't known. He says a connection then failed on a gas line and the fire because a gas-fed ... ...read more
CNYcentral.com - 2018-02-13
The fire was contained to a clothes dryer and the area surrounding it. The home was turned back over to the residents and property owner with little damage, officials said. "Our firefighters did a great job in controlling this basement fire, and the occupants did exactly what they were supposed to do as well," said Fire Chief ... ...read more
WSAZ-TV - 2018-01-15
A dryer fire caused a trailer fire Tuesday morning, despite initial reports that it was efforts to thaw a frozen water line, firefighters say. The fire happened about 10 a.m. Tuesday at the River Bend Mobile Home Park in Altizer. Firefighters say no one was home when the fire started. Crews on scene say the ... ...read more
KXLY Spokane - 2018-01-15
Spokane Valley firefighters extinguished a fire started by a clothes dryer at Clocktower apartments Wednesday afternoon. Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to the apartments at 15719 E. 4th Avenue just before 2 p.m.. Firefighters entered the first floor apartment and quickly extinguished the ... ...read more
Maui News - 2018-01-09
Seven people safely evacuated the Mental Health Kokua facility in Wailuku on Saturday morning after a fire broke out in a washroom, a fire official said. The fire, which originated in the dryer portion of a stand-up washer/dryer appliance on the first floor of the Market Street building, was reported at 11:20 ... ...read more
WJLA - 2018-01-09
Around a dozen people were without a home Saturday after a fire broke out from a dryer in the basement of a Gaithersburg townhouse causing a partial ... A spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department reports around 75 firefighters battled the blaze in sub-zero temperatures Friday evening. ...read more
ReporterNews.com - 2018-01-09
Firefighters arriving on the scene discovered smoke coming from the front of the duplex, and quickly extinguished the fire. Investigators determined the fire was accidental and started in a clothes dryer. The fire was confined to one side of the duplex but both suffered smoke and water damage. The Red ... ...read more
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22 - 2018-01-09
South Burlington, Vt - Officials say, a fire started in the dryer of a South Burlington home Saturday afternoon. Fire crews were able to respond quickly, putting it out before it could spread to the rest of the home. There was one person in the home at the time of the fire but no one was injured. Crews from South ... ...read more
CTV Saskatoon News - 2018-01-09
A dryer caused a small fire in a house in the Parkridge neighbourhood on Saturday. Firefighters were called to the home on the 200 block of Sherry Crescent where they found light smoke in the house around 11 a.m.. Crews quickly got the fire under control, containing it to the dryer. No one was injured. ...read more
Post-Bulletin - 2018-01-04
A sprinkler system at a Northwest Rochester laundromat prevented a dryer fire from causing extensive damage on Wednesday. Firefighters were called to Mega Coin Laundry, 3526 55th St. NW, at 3:18 p.m., according to the Rochester Fire Department. The manager had pulled the clothes out of the dryer, ... ...read more
Chicago Tribune - 2018-01-04
A fire last week at the Winnetka Community House fitness center was apparently caused when towels in a fitness center dryer caught fire, Community House and fire department officials said Tuesday. The fire shut down the fitness center for several days, Winnetka Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky said, and parts ... ...read more
Patch.com - 2018-01-04
HOWELL, NJ — A dryer fire on Monday damaged a Glen Arden home but the family and its cat escaped without injury, according to firefighters and witnesses. Firefighters and police responded to the home on Glen Arden Drive shortly before 10:30 p.m. for a report of a dryer fire in the basement, according to ... ...read more
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