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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.

FD: Dryer starts fire in Wallingford

WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
February 27, 2018
 

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 ...

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Dryer causes fire at Giovanni's Restaurant in Edgewood

ABC2 News
February 22, 2018
 

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.

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Neighbors band together to stop dryer fire

Juneau Empire
February 22, 2018
 

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 ...

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Here's what caused the residential fire in Merced Thursday afternoon

Merced Sun-Star
February 22, 2018
 

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 ...

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2 dogs, 2 cats critical after Exeter dryer fire

Seacoastonline.com
February 20, 2018
 

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, ...

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Fire destroys house near Heyworth; dryer likely cause

Bloomington Pantagraph
February 20, 2018
 

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.

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Dryer Fire Leads To Form Evacuation

LEX18 Lexington KY News
February 20, 2018
 

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 ...

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Dryer fire at Wallingford laundromat closes street, businesses ...

Meriden Record-Journal
February 20, 2018
 

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 ...

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Two people taken to hospital after fire

Jersey Evening Post
February 20, 2018
 

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 ...

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Clogged dryer vent leads to Vernon Hills fire

Chicago Daily Herald
February 13, 2018
 

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.

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Family of 4 displaced after dryer sparks fire

Eagle-Tribune
February 13, 2018
 

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 ...

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Fire starts in a dryer, causes significant damage at Modesto mobile ...

Modesto Bee
February 13, 2018
 

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 ...

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No injuries in Franklin apartment building fire traced to clothes dryer

WHIO
February 13, 2018
 

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 ...

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Pack rat's nest sparks dryer fire at DRW home

KTVZ
February 13, 2018
 

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 ...

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Couple homeless after dryer fire

Williamsport Sun-Gazette
February 13, 2018
 

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 ...

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Weekend dryer fire damages Aberdeen laundry business

KSFY
February 13, 2018
 

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 ...

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Crews extinguish early morning dryer fire in Oswego

CNYcentral.com
February 13, 2018
 

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 ...

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UPDATE: Trailer fire caused by dryer

WSAZ-TV
January 15, 2018
 

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 ...

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Clothes dryer causes fire at apartment complex

KXLY Spokane
January 15, 2018
 

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 ...

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Crews put out dryer fire

Maui News
January 09, 2018
 

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 ...

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Officials: Firefighters fight blaze in sub-zero temperatures after dryer ...

WJLA
January 09, 2018
 

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.

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Dryer fire damages Abilene duplex

ReporterNews.com
January 09, 2018
 

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 ...

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Officials: South Burlington fire starts in dryer

My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
January 09, 2018
 

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 ...

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Dryer causes small house fire in Parkridge

CTV Saskatoon News
January 09, 2018
 

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.

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Sprinkler saves Mega Coin Laundry from dryer fire

Post-Bulletin
January 04, 2018
 

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, ...

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Dryer fire temporarily shuts down Winnetka Community House ...

Chicago Tribune
January 04, 2018
 

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 ...

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Dryer Fire Damages Howell Home On New Year's Night

Patch.com
January 04, 2018
 

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 ...

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Faulty Dryer Causes Fire At Residence in Oswego

WspyNews (press release)
January 04, 2018
 

Minor smoke damage and about $3,000 in total damage is estimated after a dryer caught on fire at an Oswego home on Tuesday afternoon. Oswego Fire officials say crews were called to a residence in the 400 block of Douglas St. in Oswego around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday for an appliance fire that was ...

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Firefighters save home from dryer fire

Mtjulietnews
January 04, 2018
 

According to Mt. Juliet Deputy fire Chief Chris Allen, Mt. Juliet police officers arrived to the scene first and made sure everyone was out of the house. Firefighters arrived and found fire near a clothes dryer in a laundry room. They quickly extinguished the fire and moved the dryer out of the house. Crews used ...

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Dryer lint determined to be the cause of Friday fire in Fairbury

1011now
January 02, 2018
 

FAIRBURY, Neb. – A portion of downtown Fairbury was blanketed in smoke Friday afternoon as crews battled a fire at a building on 4th Street. Crews responded around 12:45 pm as the blaze appeared to be originating from Kathy's Cut Ups between E and F Streets along 4th. Fairbury Police and the ...

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Firefighters save home from dryer fire

Lebanon Democrat
January 02, 2018
 

According to Mt. Juliet Deputy fire Chief Chris Allen, Mt. Juliet police officers arrived to the scene first and made sure everyone was out of the house. Firefighters arrived and found fire near a clothes dryer in a laundry room. They quickly extinguished the fire before it could spread and moved the dryer out of ...

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Clothes dryer catches fire in Racine home

Journal Times
January 02, 2018
 

RACINE — A Wednesday afternoon fire caused an estimated $400 in damage to a clothes dryer in a Racine home. The dryer caught fire at 805 Cleveland Ave., according to a press release from the Racine Fire Department. Firefighters responded at about 1 p.m. to a report of smoke in the basement of the ...

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Three-alarm Heritage Building fire started in the laundry room ...

KING5.com
January 02, 2018
 

A three-alarm fire that destroyed the Heritage Building in downtown Auburn started in the second-floor laundry room, fire investigators announced Friday morning. While it was originally reported as a dryer fire, the cause of Tuesday's fire has not been determined at this time. Investigators with the Valley ...

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Fire at Stratford laundromat started in dryer duct

Thehour.com
January 02, 2018
 

STRATFORD - Firefighters responded to a blaze Thursday afternoon at a commercial building on Main Street. Dispatch reports said the fire was in the building that the Soap Box Laundromat. Stratford fire officials said the fire started in a dryer duct and eventually made its way to the roof. “(The fire) required ...

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3-alarm fire at Heritage Building reported as dryer fire

KING5.com
December 27, 2017
 

One property manager said she was there when the fire started and saw flames coming out of the dryer that shot three feet in the air. "It was kind of scary," said Jane Flynn, who has worked at the building for several weeks. Tenant Lasavia Brown said he heard the smoke alarms go off and he and another ...

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Sandy Twp. firefighters respond to dryer fire at laundromat

The Courier-Express
December 21, 2017
 

The Sandy Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a dryer fire at Melillo Coin Laundry in the DuBois Commons Monday afternoon. ... Firefighters were called to the scene at 3:51 p.m. The fire was extinguished by the time firefighters got there and the rest of their time was spent expelling the ...

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Dryer Fire Damages Tredyffrin Township Home Monday

Patch.com
December 21, 2017
 

18 for a report of a dryer fire. Police quickly evacuated the homeowner and then knocked back the fire with a fire extinguished before fire crews took over the fight, according to police. Crews from Berywn and Malvern fire companies also responded to assist on scene. The fire was under control in about 30 ...

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Dryer fire damages Carroll County home

ABC2 News
December 19, 2017
 

The American Red Cross is helping a Carroll County family after a fire this morning. Firefighters were called out to a home on Stacy Lee Drive in Westminster around 9:44 Monday morning. The owner of the home discovered a fire in the basement laundry room. Crews put out the fire, which preliminarily was ...

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Home Damaged After Dryer Fire - LEX18.com | Continuous News ...

LEX18 Lexington KY News
December 19, 2017
 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) One person was treated for possible smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a home Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out around 3:45 on Chatsworth Drive, near Eastland Parkway. One person inside the residence was treated at the scene for possible smoke inhalation, but ...

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Dryer fire damages Rensselaer home

Albany Times Union
December 18, 2017
 

A dryer fire damaged a Rensselaer home Sunday Dec. 17, 2017. The fire broke out ... The fire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. at 818 First St., assistant chief Jay Corcoran said. There were heavy flames in ... Several roads around the fire were shut down while firefighters put out the fire. No one in the home was ...

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