Dryer Fire News

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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
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
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