Dryer Fire News

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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
WspyNews (press release) - 2018-01-04
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 ... ...read more
Mtjulietnews - 2018-01-04
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 ... ...read more
1011now - 2018-01-02
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 ... ...read more
Lebanon Democrat - 2018-01-02
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 ... ...read more
Journal Times - 2018-01-02
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 ... ...read more
KING5.com - 2018-01-02
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 ... ...read more
Thehour.com - 2018-01-02
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 ... ...read more
KING5.com - 2017-12-27
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 ... ...read more
The Courier-Express - 2017-12-21
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 ... ...read more
Patch.com - 2017-12-21
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 ... ...read more
ABC2 News - 2017-12-19
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 ... ...read more
LEX18 Lexington KY News - 2017-12-19
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 ... ...read more
Albany Times Union - 2017-12-18
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 ... ...read more
CBC.ca - 2017-12-18
"If I wouldn't have caught it when I did, I'm pretty sure the house would have burned down," the Halifax resident told CBC News about his experience with a dryer fire. Stevens said he was taking a shower one night before bed when he smelled something "funny" and went to investigate. When he got to the ... ...read more
WSBT-TV - 2017-12-18
Ellis says sometimes the lint can accumulate and the heat from the dryer can create a fire. He says it's more than just cleaning the filter. "At least once a year take a look at the exhaust hose from the dryer. Take it off the dryer, check it out see if it's clean. Maybe vacuum it out if you can." Not checking that exhaust hose creates ... ...read more
WNDU-TV - 2017-12-18
Investigators say the cause of this fire may be attributed to a clothes dryer. Every year, firefighters respond to nearly 15,000 house fires across the nation, caused by clothes dryers, according to Consumer Reports. Michiana is the latest area to have a victim of a fire, the cause of which, many families and ... ...read more
WDAY - 2017-12-14
Grand Forks-- A fire on the University of North Dakota campus was reported to the Grand Forks Fire Department at 6:28 p.m. on Wednesday. West Hall building at 3530 University Avenue had flames coming up from a dryer in the laundry room, according to reports. Students were being evacuated as crews ... ...read more
WSAZ-TV - 2017-12-14
Pt. Pleasant Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant tells WSAZ the fire was difficult to fight because of heavy wind and neighboring houses. The fire happened in the 1900 block of North Main St. No word on if there are any injuries at this time. First responders from West Virginia and Ohio were at the scene. ...read more
WMUR Manchester - 2017-12-14
Dryer fire breaks out in Nashua apartment building ... At 4:05 p.m., the Nashua Fire Department was alerted about a fire in an apartment building on Pine Street. Upon arrival, crews saw heavy smoke and were told the fire started in the basement in the laundry room. Advertisement. Crews were able to ... ...read more
CTV News - 2017-12-14
A fire that started in a dryer caused thousands of dollars worth of damage in Saskatoon on Sunday. The Saskatoon Fire Department says the fire started around 1:30 p.m., in a house at 211 Kutz Crescent. All occupants of the house were evacuated. Fire crews entered the house and found a fire in the ... ...read more
Milford Mirror - 2017-12-14
A dryer fire displaced a family of four with three dogs early this morning in Milford. Fire dispatchers received a 911 call at 6:56 a.m. reporting the incident. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found smoke coming from the lower level garage area of the two-story residence at 65 William St. “A hose line was ... ...read more
WMUR Manchester - 2017-12-08
Dryer fire causes heavy smoke damage to Littleton home ... The fire was declared under control about 20 minutes after dispatch. The source of the fire was determined to be a dryer in a first-floor bathroom. No one was injured, though the home had heavy smoke and soot damage. The Red Cross is assisting ... ...read more
LEX18 Lexington KY News - 2017-12-08
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 ... ...read more
WGAL Lancaster - 2017-12-05
Crews fight suspected dryer fire at Armstrong plant in Lancaster County. Share. 46 Shares ... Crews returned to the scene of an overnight fire at the Armstrong World Industries plant in Marietta, Lancaster County, on Tuesday morning. ... Fire police on the scene tell News 8 the fire may have started in a dryer. ...read more
West Hawaii Today - 2017-12-04
KAILUA-KONA — A dryer fire in a downtown condo forced evacuation of several residents Sunday morning. Hawaii Fire Department first got the call to Kona Pacific Condominium on Walua Road at 10:56 a.m. Most residents had already self-evacuated when crews arrived on scene. Hawaii Fire Battalion ... ...read more
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