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2014 Dryer Fire News Articles Summarized

You only have to watch the news to truly understand the importance of dryer safety. The article summaries below are gathered to show the urgency of this problem in hopes that more people will Dry Safer.

Police Put out Fire - Glens Falls Post-Star (12/31/2014)
GLENS FALLS, NY - Glens Falls Police officers armed with fire extinguishers put out a clothes dryer fire early Wednesday.  Police responded to a 911 call and found flames inside and behind a dryer, Glens Falls Police Sgt. Shawn Lovelace said.  Officers used fire extinguishers to keep the flames from getting into the structure of the home.  "We got pretty lucky to get that out before it got into the structure," Lovelace said.
Blaze Caused by Tumble Dryer - By Barbara Jordan - Runcorn & Widness World (12/31/2014)
WIDNES, HALTON UK - A kitchen was destroyed in a fierce blaze in Widnes.  Thick black smoke was billowing from the house in Warrington Road when crews arrived.  A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters found a fully developed fire in the kitchen with a lot of smoke. "The fire started in the tumble dryer."  Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze using hose reel jets.  A high pressure fan was used to clear the smoke.
Eight People Displaced by Laundry Room Fire - WLWT NBC Channel 5 (12/30/2014)
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH - Eight apartment units were evacuated early Tuesday after a fire in a laundry room.  The Colerain Township Fire Department said units were dispatched to a report of a fire in a laundry room.  The fire was in a clothes dryer in the lower level laundry unit.  The damage was confined to the dryer and its contents and the laundry room sustained smoke damage.  Two residents that were nearest the laundry room were transported to Mercy West Hospital for smoke inhalation.
House Fire Started in Clogged Dryer Vent - WWBT-TV NBC 12 (12/30/2014)
HENRICO, VA - A house fire appeared to be caused by a clogged dryer vent, according to the Henrico County Fire Department.  First responders reported smoke coming from the rear of the house.  Inside the home, crews found fire in the laundry room.  Fire crews put out the fire and prevented it from spreading to other parts of the home.
Man Died Trying to Fight Fire - By Michelle Hunter - New Orleans Times-Picayune (12/29/2014)
MERRERO, LA - Authorities say a 77-year-old man died as he was trying to fight a fire that started in the dryer.  Firefighters who responded to the blaze found Edward Wickers lying on his kitchen floor next to an empty fire extinguisher, said Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.  First responders couldn't revive Wickers.  Wickers' wife told investigators she was doing laundry when she opened the dryer door and flames shot out, Fortunato said.  The fire quickly spread throughout the laundry room.  The house was completely destroyed by fire and water damage.
Dryer Catches Fire - Grimsby Telegraph (12/29/2014)
GRIMSBY, UK - Fire fighters were called out to a property in Orchard Drive after a tumble dryer caught fire.  Two fire engines were in attendance.  The blaze caused smoke damage as well as damage to the kitchen appliance.
Lint Ignited Fire that Displaced 7 - By Patty Hastings - The Columbian (12/26/2014)
VANCOUVER, WA - A Christmas Day fire that displaced three adults and four children in east Vancouver was caused by lint that ignited inside the dryer vent.  One of the residents reported the fire at 1:01 p.m.  Vancouver firefighters arrived to find fire under the house.  A long vent pipe had caught on fire, which spread to the laundry room, causing smoke damage throughout the house, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office.  Damage to the residence and its contents is estimated at $154,000. According to the fire marshal's office, people should regularly clean dryer vents, especially when they're long.
Dryer Fire Displaces 12 - By Robert Salonga - San Jose Mercury News (12/25/2014)
SAN JOSE, CA - A family with relatives in town for the holidays found themselves scrambling for a place to stay after a Christmas Eve dryer fire displaced a dozen people from a West San Jose home, according to the San Jose Fire Department.  The one-alarm fire was reported about 9:30 a.m.  Everyone inside escaped safely , fire Capt. Brett Maas said.  Firefighters needed only a few minutes to corral the fire, which spread to a hallway and caused smoke damage to other parts of the home.  Maas said the damage to the home rendered it uninhabitable.  The fire appeared to start in the area of the dryer's lint trap, which Maas said serves as a reminder to all homeowners about frequently cleaning it out.
Mayor Burned in Dryer Fire - CTV News Toronto (12/21/2014)
HAMILTON, ONTARIO CANADA - The Mayor of Hamilton was sent to hospital over the weekend to be treated for burns after a fire involving his clothes dryer.  Fred Eisenberger was treated for possible smoke inhalation and had his hand bandaged after a fire broke out at his home.  Firefighters had to deal with "a significant amount of smoke" during the incident, according to a release from The City of Hamilton.
Dryer Fire - KVUE ABC News (12/18/2014)
AUSTIN, TX - Crews extinguished a fire at a South Austin home on Thursday morning, according to the Austin Fire Department.  AFD was called to the scene of a reported dryer fire.  The fire in the laundry room was quickly extinguished, and all animals and people in the home got out safely.  The fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to the structure and $5,000 to the contents of the building.
Fire Leaves Couple Homeless - Choteau Acantha (12/17/2014)
CHOTEAU, MT - Lint built up in the dryer hose ignited a fire that totally destroyed a trailer.  The heat from the dryer hose was so hot it ignited the wall behind the dryer.  The fire was contained to the area near the dryer until the residents opened the door to exit.  When the door was opened the oxygen forced the fire, burning in the middle section of the trailer, to race towards the door.  Within minutes the fire quickly spread throughout most of the trailer, including between the ceiling and roof.
Dryer Fire - By Elizabeth Walton - Channel 13 Tucson News (12/15/2014)
TUCSON, AZ - According to Northwest Fire District officials the incident occurred at 10:55 p.m.  When NWFD crews arrived they found a clothes dryer was on fire. According to NWFD one of the occupants of the apartment heard the smoke detectors going off and reportedly smelled something 'hot,'  Firefighters were able to put out the fire out and ensure it had not spread past the dryer and immediate area.
Dryer Fire Causes $5,000 Damage - By Paul Rellinger - My Kawartha.com (12/15/2014)
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO - A dryer fire resulted in $5,000 damage to a King Street home.  Peterborough Fire Services received a 9-1-1 call that a dryer was on fire in the basement of a home.  On arrival, firefighters found all the home's occupants assembled and safe.  They quickly extinguished the fire and removed the dryer from the home.
Early Morning Fire Ruled Accident - Newport News Daily Press (12/13/2014)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - A house fire Saturday morning has been ruled accidental by the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue.  The fire started in the dryer receptacle igniting some of the clothes in the dryer, according to a statement from Battalion Chief Jeffrey Pereira.  The fire was contained the the utility room, which sustained moderate smoke damage.  Flames vented out the room's window damaging the soffit above it, the statement said.
Teenager Rescued Family from House Fire - North Devon Journal (12/11/2014)
BIDEFORD, DEVON, UK - A TEENAGER rescued his family from a "ball of flames" that tore through their home.  The property, in Brennacott Place, became engulfed just before midnight in a fire which started in a tumble dryer and the family are said to have "lost everything" in the blaze.  Three fire engines went to the property and began battling the fire.  An ambulance also attended to treat casualties for smoke inhalation.
Fire Damages Gas Line, Displaces Damily - By Charlotte L. Jacobson - The Citizens' Voice (12/9/2014)
WILKES-BARRE, PA - A dryer fire displaced a family of six.  The Wilkes-Barre Fire Department responded to a call at North Grant Street around 10 p.m.  Deputy Fire Chief Alan Klapat said the fire started in a clothes dryer in the basement of the residence.  "It did damage the gas line, so service had to be shut off," Klapat said.  The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes.
Dryer Fire Damages Home - Northwest Florida Daily News (12/8/2014)
CRESTVIEW, FL - Firefighters battled a blase Monday morning that appeared to have been caused by clothes catching fire in the dryer.  Lint in the exhaust system contributed to the fire.  The fire caused about $35,000 in damage to the home and another $15,000 in damage to the contents of the home.
Dryer Causes Fire - WNCT CBS Channel 9 News (12/6/2014)
HOOKERTON, NC - Firefighters evacuate 10 people from a group home after a fire erupts inside the laundry room.  Since the home is right next door to the fire department, firemen responded right away.  The fire caused by a dryer was put out within 5 minutes.  Hookerton Fire Chief Shaun Jackson says there is fire damage to the laundry room and smoke damage throughout.
Six Displaced by Fire - WRAL Channel 5 News (12/6/2014)
KNIGHTDALE, NC - Two adults and four children under 10 were displaced from their home after a fire started in a dryer, authorities said.  Investigators said a man inside discovered the fire, evacuated his family from the home and then went back inside to get baby formula.  The man was taken to WakeMed for the treatment of smoke inhalation.  Four children between the age of 6 weeks and 10 years old were treated at the scene.  The home was heavily damaged by smoke.
Dryer Vent Fire at Senior Housing - By Elena Ferrarin - Chicago Daily Herald (12/5/2014)
ELGIN, IL - A fire that started in a dryer vent sent three people to the hospital, authorities said.  Three others were treated at the scene after the blaze in the laundry room of a first-floor unit of a senior housing complex, Elgin Fire Department Battalion Chief Terry Bruce said.  The residents of the unit include maintenance workers employed by the HAE, Bruce said.  One of them started the dryer Friday morning and left the apartment, he said.  The fire started because lint had backed up inside the dryer vent, which was pinched by boxes in the shelving unit, Bruce said.  "They removed lint from the trap but did not check the flexible vent," he said.  Damage was estimated at $15,000, according to the Elgin Fire Department, and the apartment where the fire started was left uninhabitable.
17-year-old Rescued from Home, Dryer Identified as Cause - By Brain Stanley - Eureka Times-Standard (12/1/2014)
EUREKA, CA - Firefighters rescued a 17-year-old girl from a second-story window of a burning house in Eureka on Monday after a clothes dryer ignited a fire, according to officials.  Humboldt Bay Fire was alerted to the incident with a report of light smoke emitting from the two-story wooden home and an occupant possibly trapped inside, according to Chief Ken Woods.  A downstairs tenant's cat died.  The fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes with some firefighters remaining on scene to perform overhaul.  Hulbert said a hole was also cut into the roof to ventilate the smoke.  One firefighter was treated for minor heat exposure.
Dryer Fire Damages Duplex - By Brain Stanley - Morris Daily Herald (11/26/2014)
BRAIDWOOD, IL - Fire Chief Ken Heberer said the fire began at 10:34 a.m. at a unit in the 500 block of North Center Street.  "Crews arrived to see smoke coming out of the front door and eaves, but were able to get it under control in about 15 minutes," Heberer said.  Heberer said it appears the blaze started in a clothes dryer and caused about $20,000 in damage to a bathroom, kitchen and living room.  Also damaged or destroyed in the fire were $10,000 worth of the duplex's contents, Heberer said.
Morning Fire Claims Three Lives - By Bill Powell - The Herald (11/26/2014)
JASPER, IN - Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to the reported structure fire.  The first units on the scene quickly relayed word that the call involved a working fire.  Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said the batteries were removed from a downstairs smoke detector and it appeared upstairs smoke detectors were not operational.  The Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office told Hochgesang the fire started in a dryer vent in the upstairs apartment where the three victims were found.  A very long piece of dryer hose was in use in the unit, Hochgesang said.  All three victims were found near a window in another room, according to Hochgesang.  The adult victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Apartment Fire Started in Dryer - By Tavia D. Green - The Leaf Chronicle (11/20/2014)
CLARKSVILLE, TN - Two Clarksville families were displaced from their apartment after a fire started in a dryer at a North Clarksville apartment complex.  Clarksville Fire Rescue was dispatched and saw visible smoke coming from the breezeway.  A woman and her child were in the apartment when the fire started. A working fire alarm alerted the mother and they both escaped without injury, according to Fire Marshal Ray Williams.  The apartment sustained heavy fire, smoke and heat damage.  An adjoining apartment also received water damage and displaced the family who lived there.
Dryer Sparks Fire - By Emily Charrier - Petulma Argus Courier (11/20/2014)
PETULMA, CA - A dryer overloaded with lint was to blame for a fire that caused $10,000 in damage.  A man was watching television when he he spotted the flames, he helped get his daughter out before a neighbor helped him extinguish the flames with a garden hose.  The neighbor experienced smoke inhalation but did not require medical care.  The Petaluma Fire Department determined that an excessive buildup of lint in the dryer provided the catalyst for the blaze. The entire structure was deemed uninhabitable, and the resident and his daughter had to stay with a friend.  Dryer fires were the cause of one out of every 22 structure fires in the U.S. from 2006-10.  In 2010, approximately 16,800 fires sparked by dryers caused 51 deaths, 380 injuries and $236 million in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Investigators: Dryer Started Fire - By Christine Winter - WTVQ Channel 36 ABC News (11/20/2014)
LEXINGTON, KY - A dryer was being blamed for a fire that badly damaged a Lexington home.  Investigators said it happened around 11:30a.m. Thursday on Hedgewood Court.  Firefighters said a man inside was doing dishes when he saw smoke.  According to investigators, he got out of the home safely.
Fire Started in Clothes Dryer - By Jessica Miller - Enid News (11/18/2014)
ENID, OK - A Sunday afternoon fire that sent two people to a hospital with injuries appears to have originated at a clothes dryer, according to an Enid Fire Department report.  Firefighters found a fully involved residence shortly after being dispatched.  There reportedly were two occupants at the home and both were transported to a local hospital, Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Moss said.  He said both reportedly escaped out of a high bedroom window and had injuries from the escape and from smoke inhalation.  A couple of pets were lost in the fire, Moss said.  The fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damage to the property and an estimated $10,000 in damage to contents, according to the report.  Moss said the fire originated at the clothes dryer and could have been caused by a buildup of lint in the dryer.
Dryer Fire Damages Home - Hometown Life (11/17/2014)
WESTLAND, MI - A dryer has been found to be the cause of a fire that damaged a home on Barchester in Westland.  The fire was reported about 9 p.m. in the basement of the home where a load of clothes was in the dryer, said Wayne-Westland Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Kelly Eggers.  Damage to the home was estimated at $45,000 with $40,000 estimated damage to the contents.  "Everyone is okay. But this is an important reminder to clean your lint traps and dryer vents often," said Eggers.
Fire Crews Rescue Man from Blaze - By Rick Hurd - Contra Costa Times (11/12/2014)
SAN PABLO, CA - Fire crews on Wednesday rescued an elderly man from a burning two-bedroom house, a Contra Costa Fire District spokeswoman said.  That man and another were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a dryer fire began in the home, spokeswoman Inspector Lisa Martinez said.  A man in his 70s was in a bedroom and trapped when the fire began, but crews were able to go through a side window and pull him to safety, Martinez said.  Another man in his 40s, who tried to rescue his elderly roommate, also was hospitalized.  The 820-square-foot home was damaged severely, and the two men were displaced, Martinez said.  Inspectors estimated the damage at $50,000 to $75,000.  Investigators said the fire began in a dryer, and Martinez said the blaze is a reminder to clean the lint tray before doing a load.  She added that dryer vents should be checked often, and that if loads aren't drying with one cycle, it could be an indication the vent may need to be cleaned.
2 Cats Killed in House Fire - By Pashtana Usufzy - Las Vegas Sun (11/11/2014)
LAS VEGAS, NV - A house fire in the south valley Monday night killed two cats and caused about $85,000 damage, fire department officials said.  The Clark County and Henderson fire departments received reports about 7:30 p.m. of a clothes dryer on fire, Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan said in a statement.  The fire damaged the laundry room and extended to the living area and garage, he said.  No people were injured, but two cats died in the blaze.  Firefighters revived another cat and a dog using pet oxygen masks and CPR.
Dryer Fire Causes $30,000 in Damage - The Peoria Journal Star (11/10/2014)
PEORIA, IL - A fire that started in a dryer caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to a North Valley home Monday night.  Peoria firefighters were notified of a fire at 5:30 p.m.  When they arrived, all occupants were out of the house and fire could be seen coming out of a first-story window.  Firefighters were able to locate the fire and put it out within two minutes.  Damage was confined to the room, but a part of the ceiling had been burned all the way through.  Fire officials said the fire was caused by a dirty exhaust vent from the gas dryer.
Dryer Sparks Fire - By Matthew Hayes - The Ithaca Journal (11/9/2014)
ITHACA, NY - A dryer started a fire in a South Hill basement on Sunday afternoon, wafting heavy smoke through the home, according to the Ithaca Fire Department.  Firefighters evacuated the home to combat the heavy smoke in the home and fire in the dryer located in the basement.  Crews remained on the scene for about two hours ventilating the structure and monitoring for carbon monoxide, according to fire officials.
Running Dryer Causes House Fire, Forces Family from Home - By Ken Sturtz - The Syracuse Post-Standard (11/5/2014)
JORDAN, NY - A fire caused by a dryer left running, heavily damaged a house and displaced a family of four people.  Firefighters from Jordan responded to the scene as well as crews from Weedsport, Elbridge, Mottville and Baldwinsville.  Jordan Fire Chief Douglas Milton said crews knocked the fire down in about 20 minutes, but spent an hour and a half overhauling the structure.  The fire was caused by an electric dryer that was left running, he said.   A downstairs room and the upstairs of the house suffered heavy damage.
Four Escape Injury in House Fire - By Linda N. Weller - The Alton Telegraph (11/3/2014)
ALTON, IL - Flames from a dryer fire followed ductwork through the basement of a house and traveled up into first-floor rooms, burning flooring near heat registers.  The family of four who live in the house escaped injury.  Alton firefighters brought out two dogs and a pet frog and lizard to safety, uninjured, said Battalion Chief David Eichen of the Alton Fire Department.  "I was concerned about the ducts," Eichen said, of the flames' unusual path of travel along the metal ductwork and through the basement.  "The fire got up into the ceiling of the basement and ran along the floor joists.  "We had to open the floor, open the walls and open the ceiling," to search for flames, Eichen said.
Dryer Fire Causes Smoke, Fume Damage - By Deb Cleworth - Wisconsin Rapids Tribune (10/30/2014)
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI - A mother and daughter have been temporarily displaced from their home, due to a dryer fire on Wednesday, according to a news release from the American Red Cross.  The fire call came in at 6:52 p.m., said Lt. Wade Wittenberg of the Wisconsin Rapids Fired Department.  The fire was contained to the dryer, which was in the basement of the home, Wittenberg said.  Due to the amount of smoke damage and fumes, the family was advised not to return to the home until it could be cleaned, Wittenberg said.
House Fire Causes $20,000 in Damage - By Amelia Dickson - The Bellingham Herald (10/29/2014)
OLYMPIA, WA - No one was injured in a fire started by a dryer in an Olympia home Wesnesday morning, according to the Olympia Fire Department.  Firefighters responded to the home after a person caring for the home reported that a dryer had caught fire.  The caretaker was able to evacuate, removing several animals, too.  Four engines, one ladder truck, two medic units and a command unit all responded to the fire.  Damage was limited to the laundry room and estimated at $20,000.
Fire Displaces Six - The Daily News (10/29/2014)
PERRY, NY - A clothes dryer was blamed for a fire which destroyed a house trailer.  Six employees living in the trailer lost all their belongings.  Firefighters were at the scene for three-and-a-half hours.  Losses were estimated at $25,000.
Fire Destroys 200-year-old Home - By Rachael Smith - Nelson County Times (10/29/2014)
AFTON, VA - A Nelson County couple lost their more than 200-year-old home on Sunday after a fire broke out, originating from a dryer in the laundry room.  Several Nelson County fire departments responded to the call from Lobbans Lane in Afton when a neighbor saw flames coming from outside the windows of the two-story home.  No one was injured in the fire, said assistant chief of Rockfish Fire David Graves.  Officials believe the fire was caused by the dryer in the laundry room.   The house was fully involved when we got there," Graves said of the Rockfish department, which was just about a mile away.  All of the contents from inside the home were lost, and 95 percent of the structure also was lost, Graves said.
Dryer Fire Destroys Home - By Laura Oberle - The Island Packet (10/27/2014)
HILTON HEAD, SC - A dryer caught fire late Sunday and destroyed a Hilton Head Island home, according to authorities.  Joheida Fister, spokeswoman for the Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division, said the department responded just before 9 p.m. to find the single-story home 80 to 90 percent on fire.  The fire was under control by 9:14 p.m., Fister said.  The fire also damaged two cars parked outside the home.
Dryer Fire Displaces Family of 6 and Dog - By Kristina Pritchett - South Jersey Times (10/27/2014)
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ - A family of six and their pet dog were displaced after a dryer erupted in flames inside of their laundry room.  The damages from the fire was contained, but there is extensive water and soot damage to the rest of the house, according to the American Red Cross South Jersey Region.  The Red Cross provided assistance by placing them at a nearby hotel temporarily.
Basement Fire Sends One to Hospital - Burlington Post (10/27/2014)
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO - One person was taken to Joseph Brant Hospital with smoke inhalation as a result of a basement fire.  Burlington fire, along with Halton Regional Police and Halton EMS, responded to the townhouse unit located on Upper Middle, east of Brant Street, for a report of a dryer fire in the basement.  On arrival, crews found black smoke pouring from the basement of the unit.  Fire crews quickly attacked the fire, limiting damage to the basement.  However, smoke and water damage from a burst pipe caused additional damage to neighbouring units.  The suspected cause of the fire is the lint trap for the dryer.  Damage estimate is pegged at $90,000.
Dryer Warning After House Fire - Burton Mail (10/22/2014)
BURTON, STAFFORDSHIRE, UK - Homeowners are being warned about the dangers of tumble dryers after a fire caused smoke damage at a house in Burton.  Investigators found the fire was caused by bits of fluff which were set alight after clogging the tumble dryer's extractor pipe.  Two fires in Tamworth in the last few days also started in a similar way.  Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service watch manager Richard Walsh said: "Check your tumble dryer thoroughly before using it and remove any bits of fluff in the drum or filter."
Clogged Dryer Vent Starts Apartment Fire - The Yeshiva World News (10/20/2014)
MONSEY, NY - Fire in a multiple family building damaged a basement apartment.  Firefighters were called to Cedar Lane in Monsey.  The fire was mostly restricted to the lower apartment; however, there was smoke and water damage to other parts of the building.  Ramapo Police said the fire was caused by a clogged lint vent in the clothes dryer.  Chaverim Volunteer Services aided the displaced family.
Clothes Dryer Blamed for Fire - WBBJ ABC News Channel 7 (10/20/2014)
JACKSON, TN - A clothes dryer is to blame for a fire at a Jackson home on Briarwood Lane, according to the Jackson Fire Department.  Jackson Fire Chief Max Stewart said this fire can serve as a reminder for people to clean out the vent hose behind their dryer at least once every three months to prevent these types of fires from spreading.  Stewart also said if someone had not been home at the time, the outcome could have been much worse.
Dryer Vent Sparks Fire - The Journal News (10/19/2014)
MONSEY, NY - More than 45 firefighters responded to a blaze that broke out Sunday morning at a multifamily dwelling at 25 Cedar Lane.  Officials said the fire appears to have begun in a lint-clogged dryer vent in the building's basement laundry room, and then crept up into the walls and ceiling of the two-story, 2,698-square-foot structure.  The dwelling, which has been divided into a dozen or so units, suffered some smoke and water damage.
Woman Left Homeless After House Fire - ABC News Channel 24 (10/14/2014)
MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP, OH - A house fire leaves one woman homeless and sends multiple fire departments to the scene to put out the flames.  The 911 call came in around 8:30 Tuesday morning when the home's occupant reported a dryer fire.  When firefighters arrived, flames were already coming out of one of the windows.  Belle Valley's fire chief, Chris Altadonna, says the fire was knocked down in a few minutes.  He also says the contents of the home are a complete loss, but the structure is not.
Blocked Dryer Vent Starts Fire - GoDanRiver.com (10/14/2014)
DANVILLE, VA - A laundry dryer vent blocked by clothes basket started a fire, according to fire officials.  At about 7 a.m., a neighbor called emergency services to report fire at the back of the house.  The occupants were able to safely exit, according to news release from the Danville Fire Department.  It was determined that a clothes basket sitting on the vent hose of the clothes dryer ignited the fire.  The damage was moderate, the release stated.  This is the second fire caused by a dryer vent in less than a week.  The fire department advises the community to check vent hoses regularly.  Kinks and sharp bends in the vent hose should be watched avoided.
Blaze Likely Caused by Dryer - By Katie Abdilla - Michigan Live (10/8/2014)
SUMMIT TOWNSHIP, MI - The basement of [a home] burst into flame Wednesday afternoon, in a fire police believe was caused by a blockage in a dryer vent.  Summit Township Fire Capt. Scott Stoker said it took about three minutes to extinguish the fire, which happened shortly before 3 p.m.  "It was mostly in the basement, with some extension up to the main floor," Stoker said.  A resident said he went back into the home to search for two dogs but was only able to find one of them.  Stoker said the other dog has not yet been located.
Quick Response Saves Home - By Richard Gould - Hickory Record (10/8/2014)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, NC - When firefighters got to a house at Kennedy St. just after 9 a.m., they saw heavy smoke coming out of the home's eaves.  Once inside they discovered a dryer fire, which they quickly extinguished.  Within about 20 minutes of the 911 call, firefighters had extinguished the flames.  "It looks like it was mainly confined to the dryer," Mountain View Fire Chief Tony Holsclaw said.  "It flared up and it was out of control when we arrived," Holsclaw said.  Preliminary report states the destruction was limited to smoke damage.
Dryer Causes Fire - By Robin Brown - The Delaware News Journal (10/7/2014)
MILTON, DE - Investigators determined that lint in a clothes dryer started a house fire southeast of Milton, state fire officials said Monday.  The fire was reported shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday in a single-story home in the Overbrook Shores development, said Harry R. Miller, chief deputy state fire marshal.  Damage was estimated at $20,000.
Smoky Dryer Fire Evacuates Apartment Building - New Haven Register (10/6/2014)
NEW HAVEN, CT - A dryer fire in the basement of an apartment building in the eastern part of the city sent smoke billowing out of its roof and walls, but all of the people inside were able to get out safely.  Firefighters put out the flames.  But crews were expected to be on scene for at least an hour more checking soot and smoke damage and making sure the fire wouldn't flare up again.  It was not clear when the apartment building's occupants would be able to go back inside.
Dryer Catches Fire - WALB NBC News Channel 10 (10/1/2014)
ALBANY, GA - A clothes dryer caught fire as it was in use this morning about 10:00 at a house on Joel Drive, off St. Andrews.  AFD officers pulled the machine outside, and sprayed it with water to extinguish the fire.  "It was easier to just take the dryer outside and extinguish it with a garden hose rather than try to pull a line in.  And that's what they did.  There is no structural damage to the house,  said Battalion Chief Kelly Harcrow.
Fire Leaves 2 Displaced - The Luminary (9/30/2014)
MONTGOMERY, PA - A mother and her college-student daughter were left homeless when a fire erupted in their first-floor bathroom-laundry room, according to borough Fire Chief Brad Harding. The fire originated from a clothes dryer.  Flames were blowing out the bathroom window when firefighters arrived on the scene," Harding said.  The bulk of the fire was knocked down in a matter of minutes, Harding said.  "The fire was starting to travel to the second floor, but we were able to stop it," Harding said.  He estimated fire damage to be about $30,000.
Dryer Fire / One Treated for Smoke Inhalation - By Paul Rellinger - My Kawartha.com (9/25/2014)
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO CANADA - A dryer fire caused plenty of excitement early Wednesday night.  On arrival, Peterborough firefighters found light smoke coming from the unit's front door.  On going downstairs, firefighters found heavier smoke and discovered the source of the fire was a dryer.  Working smoke detectors alerted all occupants to the fire and all escaped but one person was treated on-scene for smoke inhalation.  Total damage to the dryer and smoke damage totals $1,500.
Dryer Starts House Fire - By Catherine Rogers - WAVY Channel 10 News (9/19/2014)
HAMPTON, VA - Hampton Fire Marshal investigators said a Friday morning house fire originated in a laundry room.  Fire crews responded for a report of a house fire, according to Assistant Chief Jeffrey Pereira with the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue.  At the scene, firefighters observed heavy smoke coming from the home and learned all the residents had escaped without injury.  Saunders said the fire started in a dryer.  The laundry room received some smoke and fire damage.
Policeman Puts Out Fire - By Nick Viviani - WIBW TV (9/17/2014)
TOPEKA, KS - A Topeka police officer is credited with keeping a house fire from getting any worse than it was.  Fire officials say a gas dryer caught fire at the house around 1:00 p.m.  The homeowner called for help and before fire crews arrived, Officer John Soden got there.  He brought in a fire extinguisher and got the fire out before it spread.  Only the washer and dryer were damaged and fire crews quickly cleared the smoke from the home.
Dryer Causes Fire - By Holly Meyer - The Post Crescent (9/11/2014)
KAUKAUNA, WI - A dryer caused a house fire in Kaukauna on Wednesday.  At about 8:40 p.m., the Kaukauna Fire Department was called to Augustine St. for smoke coming from a dryer in the basement, the fire department said.  Firefighters found heavy smoke in the house and were able to put the fire out in about 15 minutes.  The fire department says the incident caused about $10,000 in damage to the home with water and fire damage in the basement and smoke damage throughout the house.
Dryer Vent Sparks Two-alarm Fire - By David Angell - Macomb Daily (9/11/2014)
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI - Firefighters from six agencies responded to a second-alarm fire after a fire broke out in a dryer vent.  Fire Chief Doug Charbonneau said the fire was due to a malfunction in a dryer vent in one of the units, which crept into the walls and attic.  "The first crew that arrived was able to knock down the fire, but we are now tracking hot spots that have flared up," he said.  Firefighters safely evacuated all 12 units.  Due to smoke and water damage, the tenant who resides in the unit where the fire broke out was going to have shelter provided by the American Red Cross.
Fire Crews Called to Dryer Blaze - By Gareth Dunning - Warrington Guardian (9/11/2014)
PADGATE, UK - Firefighters put out a fire caused by a tumble dryer.  Crews were called to St Mawgan Court at 9.10pm and used a hose reel to put out the flames.  Police were called to deal with traffic but no one was hurt.  Head of Prevention and Protection Keith Brooks said: "With people likely to start using their tumble dryers more as we move into autumn, it is important that they follow some basic but vital safety advice to reduce the risk of fire.  "Simple steps include ensuring you remove the lint after every load of clothes has been dried, and never leaving the dryer running overnight or while you are out."
Lint Build-up Caused Dryer Fire - By Mark Freeman - Medford Mail Tribune (9/4/2014)
TALENT, OR - Excessive lint build-up in a dryer hose caused a morning fire that damaged the laundry room of a Talent house, authorities said.  A renter of a house opened the door to her laundry room and discovered smoke, Jackson County Fire District No. 5 Capt. Aaron Bustard says.  The woman grabbed a nearby fire extinguisher but the flames were growing rapidly so she fled the house and telephoned 9-1-1, Bustard says.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames shortly after arriving, Bustard says.  Bustard warns residents they should occasionally check exhaust hoses on dryers because lint does accumulate in them.
Dryer Fire Heavily Damages Home - By Keith Upchurch - Durham Herald-Sun (9/4/2014)
DURHAM, NC - Flames destroyed 70 percent of a home Wednesday night after a dryer caught fire, officials said.  City firefighters were called to a single-story residence at Chapel Hill Road, Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi of the Durham Fire Department said.  They found smoke and flames on the left and rear sides and the roof.  Iannuzzi said the fire was under control in about 20 minutes.  The fire's origin was a dryer that was running at the time.  Twenty-three firefighters responded to the call, and several were at the scene late Wednesday to make sure the fire was completely out.
Fire Leaves Two Townhouses Uninhabitable - Buffalo Grove Countryside (9/2/2014)
BUFFALO GROVE, IL - A structural fire damaged a townhome complex Sunday in Buffalo Grove, but no residents were hurt.  Two townhouses in a four-unit residentia building were left uninhabitable.  The fire started in a clothes dryer inside one unit in the 1044-1050 block of Pine Tree Circle North.  Firefighters saw smoke coming from the dryer vent on top of the second story roof and smoke in the common hallway, according to a Buffalo Grove Fire Department news release.  Firefighters found smoke throughout the first floor unit and fire inside the laundry/utility room that was extinguished quickly.
Smoke Alarm Alerts Resident to Dryer Fire - The Republic (8/26/2014)
COLUMBUS, IN - A working smoke alarm alerted a Columbus resident to a dryer fire.  Firefighters were called after Erik Laughlin discovered a fire in the home's utility room.  Laughlin told firefighters he was about to leave the home when the smoke alarm sounded.  Laughlin said he saw smoke coming from underneath the electric dryer and embers on the floor below the appliance.  When flames came out of the door of the dryer, he attempted to put the fire out with an extinguisher and then called 911.  Firefighters vented the smoke out of the home and found the family's pet rabbit and family dog, who were not injured.
Dryer Sparks Fire - By Crystal Moyer - WJXT News 4 Jacksonville (8/22/2014)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - A family escaped their home unharmed during a fire Friday morning, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.  When firefighters arrived, they saw smoke coming from the garage area and quickly extinguished the fire.  After their preliminary investigation, JFRD said the dryer in the garage sparked the fire that damaged the home.  Two adults and an infant were able to get out of the home without injuries.  The Red Cross is assisting the family because their water and power had to be turned off due to the fire.
Dryer Fire Displaces 18 People - WRCB NBC Channel 3 News (8/21/2014)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - A Thursday morning fire at the Rustic Village North has displaced 18 people due to the extremely high levels of carbon monoxide lingering after the fire.  Chattanooga Fire Department Public Information Director Bruce Garner said in a news release that the fire started in a dryer in Apartment 304.  The fire was contained to the single unit, but the gas monitors used by the firefighters detected the carbon monoxide, and the affected residents were advised to not re-enter the building until later on Friday.  Several pets were also displaced, and are temporarily in the care of McKamey Animal Center.
Fire Destroys Home - KNOP NBC News Channel 2 (8/19/2014)
NORTH PLATTE, NE - Karl Jones is glad to be alive after surviving a late night fire at his home.  According to North Platte Fire Marshall George Lewis, lint trapped behind the dryer is the cause of the fire.  "People need to keep an eye on that, cause that lint does burn as it showed last night," he said. "So, just keep an eye on it and make sure you clean the filters of the dryers and behind the dryer itself."
Lint Causes Dryer Fire - Bendigo Advertiser (8/19/2014)
EAGLEHAWK, AU - THE CFA has reminded residents to keep their dryer's lint filters clear after a small fire at an Eaglehawk laundromat on Tuesday morning.  Bendigo and Eaglehawk CFA crews attended the scene on High Street at 11.25am and quickly extinguished the fire in one of the dryers.  A build up of lint caused the dryer to catch alight.
Dryer Fire - By Sara Bryce - Isle of Wight County Press (8/18/2014)
ISLE OF WIGHT, UK - Fire and Rescue were called to a tumble dryer fire in Cowes.  Crews were called at 9.54pm to a house on Shamblers Road, after reports the appliance had caught fire.  A fire spokesman said two fire engines attended the house which was found to be smoke-logged.
Residential Complex Evacuated After Dryer Fire - By Chris Klint - NBC Channel 2 News (8/15/2014)
ANCHORAGE, AK - A dryer fire caused a large-scale evacuation at a Downtown residential complex Friday afternoon, with firefighters reporting lots of smoke as they extinguished the blaze.  AFD dispatchers say 13 units were sent to the Anchorage City Limits Lofts, at 239 W. 4th Ave.  Arriving crews reported smoke billowing from the building's second floor and residents already leaving.  While crews were able to bring the fire fully under control in about five minutes, dispatchers say the complex's residents were evacuated to the north side of the building due to the smoke still remaining inside.
Dryer Believed Cause of Fire - By Mark Gilger - The News Item (8/15/2014)
COAL TOWNSHIP, PA - A dryer fire erupted into a major blaze that gutted a two-story home on Lower Excelsior Road Friday afternoon, leaving an uninsured couple homeless.  The blaze was reported at 1:23 p.m. A dryer in the laundry room near the front porch entrance caught fire.  The blaze spread to other parts of the older home and eventually caused the roof to collapse.
Crews Rescue 3 Cats, 1 Dog from Fire - WFMZ TV (8/15/2014)
ALLENTOWN, PA - Crews rescued three cats and a dog after a dryer caught fire in an Allentown basement.  The fire broke out at around 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of North Sixth Street.  Fire crews managed to get the fire out quickly, but smoke did fill the building.
Teen Escapes House Fire - By Jaclyn Bevis - WZVN ABC Channel 7 (7/25/2014)
NORTH FORT MYERS, FL - A teenager saved her home and animals after a dryer fire.  The Bayshore Fire Department tells us only the girl was home when the fire started in the dryer.  She called 911 and got many of the family pets out of the home.  The fire department saved several animals as well.  The home has water and smoke damage.
Dryer Fire Spread into Home's Basement - By Adina Genn - The Hamilton Spectator (7/21/2014)
MOUNTAIN, ONTARIO - A family is looking for a new home after their east Mountain basement apartment was severely damaged in a dryer fire.  A 56-year-old woman lived there with her daughter and the daughter's four sons.  It was called in as a dryer fire, but when firefighters arrived they found it had spread to the basement.  Firefighters remained at the scene for several hours to control hot spots and damage.
Fire Leaves Four Homeless - By Adina Genn - Republican Herald (7/18/2014)
BRANCHDALE, PA - A Thursday morning house fire in Reilly Township, displaced a family of four.  State police at Schuylkill Haven said that fire departments were met with heavy flames coming from the back of the residence and were unable to enter due to the amount of fire.  The Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal determined the cause of the fire was the clothes dryer vent system in the left rear corner room of the residence.  The fire then spread up the wall and continued throughout the residence until firefighters were able to detain it.  Scot Andrews, 47, who lived in the house, said the washer and dryer were on when he left the house, but his wife, Laura Andrews, said they were new and she wasn't sure how they could have started the fire.  "It has to be totaled, they can't even put the fire out," Andrews said during the fire.
Apartment Fire Determined to be Accidental - By Adina Genn - Auburn Reporter (7/15/2014)
AUBURN, WA - An apartment fire was determined to be accidental and caused $30,000 in damage, the Valley Regional Fire Authority said.  Arriving Firefighters found a residential apartment charged with smoke and upgraded it to a commercial fire response.  Firefighters entered and found a dryer fire that had extended to the rooms' contents.  One resident was displaced due to heat and smoke damage.  The VRFA reminds citizens to clean lint traps after every use and have dryer vents inspected and cleaned on a regular basis.
Dryer Fire - By Adina Genn - Huntington Patch (7/7/2014)
HUNTINGTON BAY, NY - Halesite Fire Department volunteers were called to extinguish a fire at a home on Chuck Hollow Court.  The fire began in a clothes dryer and extended to the laundry room, according to officials.  Nearly 40 firefighters using five trucks had the blaze under control within a half hour.  Officials say the fire was contained to the laundry room with smoke damage throughout the home.
Home Damaged in House Fire - By Jessie Miller - Fox10 News Mobile (6/29/2014)
MOBILE, AL - According to Mobile Fire-Rescue Officials, a fire broke out on a house in the 4-thousand block of Morhaven Drive off Dauphin Island Parkway.  Fire officials say the fire was caused by a clogged dryer vent in the garage.  They say the dryer was in the garage, but flames also got into the living area of the house.  Neighbors told the FOX10 crew, two of the homeowner's birds died in the fire.
Fire Rips Through Home - By Kevin Mertz - Milton Standard Journal (6/17/2014)
MILTON, PA - A fire which was sparked by a clothes dryer spread throughout a Milton home Monday afternoon, causing $50,000 to $60,000 damage to the property, and displacing six.  Milton Fire Department Chief Sam Shaffer said the fire, which broke out at around 5 p.m., caused extensive smoke and heat damage to the home.
5 Displaced after Dryer Causes Fire - By Amy Friedenberger - The Roanoke Times (6/16/2014)
ROANOKE, VA - A fire caused by a dryer displaced three adults and two children in the 400 block of Harrison Avenue on Monday afternoon.  Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to the fire about 3:45 p.m., said spokeswoman Tiffany Bradbury.  The fire and smoke sent residents out in the nearly 90-degree heat.  "We saw the flames," said resident Margaret Hairston, wiping beads of sweat from her forehead. "The smoke got thick."  Damage is about $5,000.
Dryer Catches Fire - Hagerstown Herald-Mail (6/9/2014)
HAGERSTOWN, MD - A clothes dryer caught fire in a home on Bridle Court off Poffenberger Road south of Hagerstown Monday night, according to a Washington County 911 dispatcher.  The fire, which was reported at 9:29 p.m., was quickly extinguished by firefighters, and they were removing smoke from the home, the dispatcher said.
Fire Destroys Home - By Merinda Valley - Michigan Live (6/8/2014)
LEONI TWP, MI - A Leoni Township home was destroyed Sunday, June 8.  The Blackman-Leoni Township public safety department was dispatched to control a dryer fire, that sent plumes of smoke into the air.  "The home will be a complete loss," said Jon Johnston, deputy director of the Blackman-Leoni Township public safety department.
Garage Destroyed after Tumble Dryer Fire - By Rory McKeown - Southern Daily Echo (6/7/2014)
HAMPSHIRE, UK - A GARAGE was destroyed after a tumble dryer caught fire.  A total of 11 firefighters from Eastleigh fire station were called to a blaze.  The fire spread to a brand new Ford Fiesta in the garage, outside fences, wheelie bins, and scorched the side of the house.  They used two hose reels, one jet, and four breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.  The garage was totally destroyed by the fire while the car is a write off.
Family Escapes Fire - By Patrick Tolbert - KXAN NBC Local News (6/6/2014)
ROUND ROCK, TX - Thick, black smoke was billowing from a Round Rock home early Friday morning.  Firefighters were called to a home in the 2100 block of Jasmine Path.  Police officers were the first to the scene and reported seeing that thick smoke coming from the garage.  Investigators say a dryer is to blame for the fire.  The home suffered smoke damage and moderate fire damage to the garage.
House Fire Caused by Dryer - Nevada Daily Mail (6/6/2014)
NEVADA, MO - Nevada Fire Captain Kevin Scott said that the fire department responded to a house fire caused by a dryer.  The first responding fire team found smoke pluming from a front door.  Firefighters entering the home found the fire contained in a dryer.  Scott said the residence was then vented.
Family Displaced by Dryer Fire - By Steve Mocarsky - The Times Leader (6/2/2014)
WILKES-BARRE, PA - A family of five was temporarily displaced from their home because of a fire that started in their clothes dryer.  Firefighters responded at 3:35 p.m.  Deputy Fire Chief Joe Temarantz said firefighters found a fire in the dryer when they arrived and extinguished it within five minutes.  The split-level home sustained smoke and water damage to the first floor and basement, as well as to the laundry room in the basement, Temarantz said.
Clothes Dryer Cause of House Fire - KLFY News 10 (6/1/2014)
LAFAYETTE, LA - Lafayette firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 100 block Radcliffe Drive.  Upon arrival, heavy smoke was coming from the single family dwelling.  Firefighters entered the structure and found the laundry room with the washer and dryer on fire.  The fire was quickly spreading to the adjacent rooms, but emergency crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames.  The dwelling sustained heavy fire damage to the laundry room and kitchen.  The rest of the dwelling sustained heavy smoke and heat damage.  Fire investigators determined the fire originated in the clothes dryer.
Dryer Ignites House Fire - By Andrew Branca - Waxahachie Daily Light (5/25/2014)
WAXAHACHIE, TX - Six residents were displaced from their home after a fire broke out Monday afternoon. Crews were dispatched to the 300 block of Lake Park Ave.  "The call came in as a reported structure fire involving a clothes dryer.  There was moderate smoke showing from the street," Waxahachie Fire Department Battalion Chief John Rodgers said.  According to reports from the Waxahachie Fire Department the source of the fire was determined to be excessive lint build up inside of dryer.  Further questioning from residents verified that the flames were first seen inside the dryer's drum.  Damage to the structure and its contents are estimated at $25,000.
Dryer Fire Prompts Evacuation - Channel 22 ABC News (5/25/2014)
TROTWOOD, OH - A senior assisted living home was evacuated Sunday after a dryer caught fire.  Smoke triggered the sprinkler system, which kept the fire in check while crews got their hoses on it.  Investigators say this fire should serve as a warning to all of us.  "Everybody that has a dryer, be very cautious, not only clean the lint trap in the dryer but make sure the exhaust vent is clear also, because that's 90 percent of where dryer fires start," said Rick Haacke, Battalion Chief for Trotwood Fire.
Another Dryer Fire - By Keith Upchurch - The Durham Herald-Sun (5/23/2014)
DURHAM, NC - For the second time this week, a clothes dryer fire has damaged a house in Durham, fire officials said.  Firefighters were called to a two-story home in the American Village subdivision, said Deputy Chief Chris Iannuzzi of the Durham Fire Department.  The fire started in the dryer and damaged a laundry room and adjacent room, he said.  Smoke damaged the rest of the house.  Fire officials emphasized the importance of cleaning a dryer's lint filter after each load and periodically cleaning the dryer vent to ensure it's clear from the dryer to the outside vent.
Dryer Fire Causes $20,000 Damage - By Tina Deplo-Denver - Inside Halton (5/21/2014)
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO CANADA - A smoke alarm is being credited with waking residents of a northeast Burlington home and drawing their attention to a dryer fire.   When the fire department arrived, they found a dryer on fire in the basement.  Firefighters quickly extinguished the appliance fire.  Damage is estimated at $20,000, with most of the cost coming from smoke damage sustained to the house.
Sterling House Evacuted after Fire - WKEF ABC Channel 22 (5/19/2014)
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, OH - A fire forced seniors at a nursing home to be evacuated.  Firefighters got the call to the Sterling House Living Facility Monday morning.  Forty seniors live at the home and 15 of them had to be evacuated.  Firefighters tell us the fire started in the dryer and it looks like it all happened because material inside the dryer, overheated.  Alzheimer's and dementia patients live at Sterling House.
Dryer Fire Damages House - The Chattanoogan (5/17/2014)
CHATTANOOGA, TN - A dryer fire damaged a house on E. 14th Street.  The Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a structure fire.  It took four fire companies 20 minutes to get the structure fire under control.  An investigator was called to the scene and he determined the fire to be an accidental dryer fire.
Fire Damages Home - The Shepherdstown Chronicle (5/16/2014)
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV - Jefferson County Dispatch reported a dryer fire in a house located in Shepherdstown.  The first police officer on scene advised of one occupant outside of the residence and heavy black smoke coming from the east side of the house.  Fire departments from Shepherdstown, Bakerton, Baker Heights, VA Hospital, Sharpsburg Md. and Boonsboro Md. responded to the incident.  The firefighters had the fire under control in about fifteen minutes.  Due to the quick response by the fire departments, the fire was contained to one room.
Dryer Causes Early Morning Fire - WIAT CBS News Channel 42 (5/15/2014)
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham fire responded to a house fire early Thursday morning in the 1600 block of Matt Leonard Drive.  Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a fire in the dryer, most likely caused by dryer lint buildup.  "A good message here is: don't leave your dryer unattended when you leave the house," said Battalion Chief Buddy Wilks.
Crews Respond to House Fire - By Cory Sellgren - The Des Moines Register (5/12/2014)
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV - Fire officials in Jefferson County were called to a home along the 300 Block of South High Street after a fire that started in a clothes dryer spread to surrounding walls.  Firefighters say they got the flames under control within 15 minutes of getting the call, and saved the house.  Firefighters say the structure of the home remains intact.  They expect the homeowners will be able to rebuild.
Dryer Fire Reported at Apartments - The Des Moines Register (5/10/2014)
NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - A dryer fire sent firefighters and other emergency responders to a Clive apartment building Saturday afternoon.  The fire caused officials to evacuate residents from the top floor of the complex.  There was minimal smoke damage from the fire, Barron said.
Another Fire Started from Clothes Dryer - Wilkes Journal-Patriot (5/8/2014)
NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - The second house fire within a month in the Wilbar community that started from a clothes dryer occurred early Thursday morning.  There was no homeowner's or renter's insurance on the house, Wilbar Fire Chief Rick Jennings said.  Jennings believed it started from lint in the dryer catching fire from hot metal coils that create heat to dry clothes.  He said lint can gather on a filter or become backed up in the dryer vent pipe, causing it to have contact with the hot coils, smolder and start a fire.  When a mobile home on Old N.C. 16 North in Wilbar was heavily damaged by fire on the night of April 16, Jennings and Hamby said it apparently started from lint in a dryer catching fire.
Dryer Fire - By Kirk Dickinson - Blackburn News (5/8/2014)
WINDSOR, ONTARIO CANADA - Damage is pegged at $100,000 after a house fire in the 300-block of Tuscany Cres in Tecumseh.  Fire officials with the Teucumseh fire department say the blaze started around 3pm on Thursday.  Five fire trucks attended the scene.  Officials say the fire was caused by a clothes dryer, and no one was hurt during the incident.
Dryer Fire Displaces Family - By Shannon Antinori - Plainfield Patch (4/25/2014)
PLAINFIELD, IL - A fire that started in a dryer caused significant damage to a home in Plainfield, officials said Friday night.  Plainfield Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said the fire was called in after a smoke detector went off and the homeowner saw smoke coming from the dryer.  "The fire extended from a laundry room area all the way to the living room," and was spreading into the second floor when firefighters arrived, Stratton said.  Stratton said an inspector from the building department checked the home and determined it was uninhabitable.  He estimated damage to the home at around $250,000, including the contents of the house.
House Badly Damaged After Dryer Fire - By Tim Healy - Leicester Mercury (4/24/2014)
KEGWORTH, LECESTER UK - Flames severely damaged the rear porch of a house after a tumble dryer caught fire.  Firefighters were called to the property shortly before midday.  Crew members wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze preventing it spreading to the rest of the building.  A spokesman for the fire service said: "It appears the cause of the fire was a tumble dryer in the rear porch."  He said the porch suffered 75 per cent fire damage and a further 25 per cent smoke damage.  There was also 25 per cent smoke damage to the kitchen.
Dryer Sparks Damaging Fire - Cincinnati Enquirer (4/23/2014)
CINCINNATI, OH - Fire officials say a laundry dryer caused a fire in an English Woods home that caused about $10,000 worth of damage Wednesday afternoon.  Crews arrived to the brick multi-dwelling home just before 4 p.m.  Smoke was coming from the first and second floor of the two-story home with an attic.  Firefighters contained the blaze to the kitchen.  Fire officials warn people not to dry clothes when they are not at home and to clean out the machine often.
Dryer Fire Displaces Four, Dog - By Karl Etters - Tallahassee Democrat (4/21/2014)
TALLAHASSEE, FL - A clogged dryer caught an apartment on fire Monday night, displacing two adults, their two children and a dog.  The Tallahassee Fire Department responded shortly after 10 p.m. after a call of a fire in the laundry room.  TFD Spokesman Lt. Mike Bellamy said lint clogged in a dryer vent led to the fire.  The damage to the home was around $30,000, Bellamy said.  Bellamy said the gas dryer had been removed from the home and advised a word of caution.  "Have your dryer vent regularly cleaned by a professional," he said.
Fire Starts Behind Dryer - By Susan Thacker - Great Bend Tribune (4/21/2014)
GREAT BEND, KS - Firefighters were able to save a home Monday morning after a buildup of lint ignited behind a dryer.  The call was reported at 8:35 a.m. and firefighters arrived to find light smoke throughout the house.  Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins said they got the dryer out of the house and were able to extinguish the fire fairly quickly.
2 People Displaced in House Fire - By Amanda Hurley - Tucson News Now (4/12/2014)
TUCSON, AZ - A dryer started a house fire Friday night in the 3400 block of East 27th Street, displacing two people, according to Tucson Fire Department PIO Chris Jurvig.  Responding crews found multiple flames in different rooms in the house and attic space, according to Sgt. Jurvig. Ten units and 25 fire fighters responded.  Authorities determined the fire was started by an electric dryer in the laundry area.  The damages are estimated to be $75,000.
Garage Fire Displaces One - By Ryan Murphy - Hampton Roads Daily Press (4/12/2014)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - One person was displaced after a clothes dryer sparked a house fire in the Denbigh area of Newport News Friday evening.  Emergency services received a call about a house fire Friday evening, according to Battalion Chief Steve Pincus with the Newport News Fire Department.  Firefighters found a "significant" amount of smoke coming from the one-story home when they arrived, Pincus said.  The crews contained the fireand brought it under control about 30 minutes later, but smoke caused damage throughout the house, estimated at about $50,000.  One person was displaced after the home was condemned.
Dryer Cause of House Fire - WLOX Channel 13 News (4/11/2014)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS - Ocean Springs police officer Wesley Hall guided a frightened 84-year-old woman out of her smoke filled home on Hickory Street Friday afternoon. The woman said she realized the fire was caused by her dryer when she saw flames shooting out of her utility room.  Officials said the fire caused light water and moderate smoke damage to the house.  Fire officials say it is important to clean the lint trap on your dryer regularly to prevent a fire hazard.  They recommend you clean the lint trap after every load.  They also advise not leaving your dryer running when you leave home.
Firefighters Treat Man for Smoke Inhalation as Dryer Catches Fire - Crawley News (4/10/2014)
IFIELD, WEST SUSSEX, UK - Firefighters have treated a man for smoke inhalation after a tumble dryer caught fire in a house in Ifield.  Crews from Horsham Fire Station were called to an address in Pinova Close.  A fire had started in a tumble dryer in a ground floor utility room.  Firefighters ventilated the property using a fan.  A man was treated at the scene by the fire service for smoke inhalation using oxygen before he was taken to hospital.
Resident escapes blaze in apartment - By Emily Lenihan - WIVB-TV News 4 (4/9/2014)
FALCONER, NY - A resident escaped safely from an apartment fire in Falconer Saturday night.  An investigation ruled the cause of the fire to be from excess lint in the vent pipe of a dryer, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.
House Fire Caused $15,000 In Damages - By Joe Higgins - WOUB Public Media (4/8/2014)
ATHENS, OH - Firefighters responded to Central Avenue after a fire was reported in the laundry room of the Timothy House.  According to Athens Fire Department Chief Robert Rymer, the fire started due to a buildup of lint in the exhaust of the dryer.  He estimated $15,000 in damages and said both the washer and dryer were totaled.  The room itself sustained damage as well.
Fire Department fights Fire - Pike County Daily (4/8/2014)
WAVERLY, OH - On Monday afternoon, members of the Waverly Fire Department responded to a residence to extinguish a fire.  According to Waverly Fire Chief Randy Armbruster, the fire was caused by a clothes dryer.  He said the house received a little smoke but did reportedly burn a hole in the wall.
Apartment Dryer Fire - Iowa City Press-Citizen (4/7/2014)
NORTH LIBERTY, IA - There were no injuries after North Liberty firefighters extinguished a fire that started in an apartment's dryer.  A third-floor resident reported that their dryer had started smoking and fire crews managed to extinguish the flames quickly, according to a Monday press release.  Officials with the North Liberty Police Department, Coralville Fire Department and Johnson County Ambulance Service assisted with the incident.
Clothes Dryer Sparks House Fire - Ocean 100.3 FM (4/7/2014)
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA - Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Arsenault has wrapped up his investigation into A recent fire in a mini-home in Dingwells Mills.  The fire has been ruled accidental.  The Fire Marshall's Office determined that the fire started in the laundry closet, and the cause was a fire within the clothes dryer.
Dryer Lint Sparks House Fire - The Buffalo News (4/6/2014)
FALCONER, NY - Excess dryer lint that ignited caused a house fire on South Work Street on Saturday night, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said.  The dryer lint in the vent pipe of a second-floor apartment sparked the blaze at 10:20 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said.
Woman Injured in Apartment Fire - By Jacob Bielanski - The Times Picayune (4/4/2014)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - A woman was injured when she fell two stories during an Algiers apartment fire, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.  The unidentified 24-year-old woman fell as another resident attempted to lower her from the burning building, according to the fire department.  New Orleans EMS reported the woman was transported to LSU Interim with serious injuries, but was talking and conscious.  The fire department said no one else was injured, and the fire was brought under control with the help of 44 firefighters.  The fire was caused by a dryer on the first floor, the fire department said.
Bird Found in Exhaust After Dryer Fire - By Tamara Abbey - Illinois Valley NewsTribune (3/24/2014)
MENDOTA, IL - Troy Grove and Mendota firefighters responded to a dryer fire at E. Seventh Road.  The dryer was a total loss in the fire that also caused about $10,000 in damage to the laundry area, according to the Mendota Fire Department.  A dead bird was found in the dryer exhaust vent and was the most likely cause of the fire.  Firefighters were able to clear the scene about an hour after the initial call.
House Fire Displaces 2; Cause Linked to Dryer - By Brittany M. Wehner - South Jersey Times (3/24/2014)
OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A fire that was started by a clothing dryer resulted in the displacement of two township residents, fire officials said.  The fire started at 10:15 p.m. in the laundry room by the dryer and then traveled up the wall and into the attic space, according to Logan Volunteer Fire Chief Michael Moore.  While the exterior did not sustain too much damage, Moore said, the inside of the house cannot be lived in at this time due to damage from the fire.
Quick Response Saves Home - By Matt Bufano - The Citizens' Voice (3/24/2014)
UNION TOWNSHIP, PA - Thanks to a quick response from firefighters, a home in Union Township was saved.  According to Shickshinny fire Chief Kevin Morris, firefighters responded at about 9 p.m. on the report of a basement fire.  Morris said there was some damage to a clothes dryer on the first floor, but flames were contained mainly to the basement area where the vent pipe is.  He said the fire started in the dryer and built up in a pipe.  The damage is mostly smoke damage.  According to Morris, the fire was put out quickly, adding, "If we were there a couple minutes later, it could have been a whole different story." One woman was checked by medics after she smashed out a window for ventilation.  She suffered a couple cuts, but nothing major, Morris said.
Clothes Dryer Fire Damages House - The Waterloo Region Record (3/21/2014)
KITCHENER, ONTARIO, CANADA - Damage is estimated at $5,000 after a gas clothes dryer caught fire in a Kitchener house at noon Friday.  A build up of lint started the fire, he said. Flames spread to clothes piled on top of the dryer before firefighters arrived.  The fire was extinguished quickly, but not before it filled the house with smoke.
Fire Displaces Seven - The Barre Montpelier Times Argus (3/21/2014)
NORTHFIELD, VT - Fire crews were called to a blaze that displaced the seven people living there and caused about $10,000 worth of damage, according to Northfield Fire Department Chief Pete DeMasi.  DeMasi said the blaze was caused when a dryer in the basement caught fire around 9:30 p.m.  He said none of the seven residents was injured and that the Fire Department had the blaze contained within 10 minutes.  He said most of the damage was from smoke.
Family Displaced by Fire - By Kendra Ablaza - Orange County Register (3/17/2014)
LONG BEACH, CA - A family was able to escape without injury after a fire started by a clothes dryer left the residence destroyed.  The Long Beach Fire Department responded around 10:30 a.m.  Firefighters found a mobile home engulfed in flames when they arrived.  According to a Fire Department statement, a clothes dryer started the blaze.  Firefighters were able to contain the fire and stop it from spreading to adjacent mobile homes.  The damage was estimated to be more than $50,000.
Dryer Started Fire - WUSA CBS Channel 9 News (3/13/2014)
CATASAUQUA, PA - Firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire at a home in Lehigh County on Thursday morning.  The fire was first reported shortly before 8 a.m. in the basement.  The fire damaged the basement, and the rest of the house sustained smoke damage, according to a 69 News crew at the scene.  The fire started in the dryer in the basement.
Crews Battle 2-alarm House Fire - WFMZ-TV News Channel 69 (3/13/2014)
CATASAUQUA, PA - Firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire at a home in Lehigh County on Thursday morning.  The fire was first reported shortly before 8 a.m. in the basement.  The fire damaged the basement, and the rest of the house sustained smoke damage, according to a 69 News crew at the scene.  The fire started in the dryer in the basement.
Clothes Dryer Catches Fire - By Chelsea Schmid - San Angelo LIVE! (3/10/2014)
SAN ANGELO, TX - Smoke could be seen rising above the trees just north of W. Beauregard early Monday evening as a structure fire alarm sounded at the San Angelo Fire Department.  The owner of the home told us that her clothes dryer caught fire in the back.  She attempted to extinguish the fire herself, but was unsuccessful. She then vacated her house and called the fire department.  No one was injured and the dogs appeared to be safe too.
Smoke Detectors Save Man from Fire - Kennebec Journal (3/10/2014)
PITTSTON, ME - Firefighters credit smoke detectors for saving an East Pittston Road man from a fire sparked by a dirty dryer vent.  Pittston Fire Chief Jason Farris said the fire damaged a section of floor in the rented mobile home, but the structure itself was saved.  Farris said firefighters arrived to find flames in the floor and bottom part of a wall around a dryer and fire in a 10-by-2-foot section of floor.  The chief said the dryer vent hose, which ran through the floor underneath the trailer, had not been cleared.
Dryer Fire at Leaves 5 Residents Displaced - WHTM ABC 27 (3/9/2014)
JACKSON, NJ - Five people were displaced when a dryer fire damaged a condominium in southern New Jersey.  No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out around 3:50 p.m.  Jackson police tell the Asbury Park Press that the fire caused smoke damage to the second-story home and damaged a downstairs unit.
Investigators: Fire Sparked from Dryer Vent - WECT NBC News Channel 6 (3/5/2014)
WILMINGTON, NC - Officials believe a house fire was started by a dryer vent.  No one was home at the time; the family was at work and school when the fire started.  The homeowner said he left the dryer running when he left for work.  Officials say this is a pretty common cause for house fires and have ruled the incident accidental.  Investigators estimate the house suffered about $10,000 worth in damages.
Dryer Blamed for Townhouse Fire - Chicago Daily Herald (3/5/2014)
ST. CHARLES, IL - Firefighters believe a clothes dryer sparked a townhouse fire in St. Charles.  According to a news release, St. Charles firefighters responded to a resident's 911 call to find a blaze in a second-floor utility room.  The resident of the unit was out of the home by the time firefighters arrived.  Firefighters estimated the damage at $30,000.
Clothes Dryer to Blame for Apartment Fire - WRAL News Channel 5 (3/3/2014)
CHAPEL HILL, NC - A build-up of lint in the vent hose of a clothes dryer is to blame for a fire at a Chapel Hill apartment complex, investigators said Monday.  Firefighters were called shortly before 8:30 a.m. Friday, where firefighters found a moderate amount of fire and smoke near a dryer in one of the homes.  Authorities said the clog was in a curve in a flexible aluminum vent hose that had started smoldering while someone was using the dryer.  According to the Chapel Hill Fire Department, approximately 15,000 fires each year are caused by clothes dryers.
Dryer Fire Spreads to Wall - The Greenfield Recorder (2/25/2014)
SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA - A clothes dryer fire in the basement ignited the wall behind it, forcing a family of six out of their home.  "There was a working fire in the basement, with heavy smoke conditions," said Fire Chief William Swasey.  Swasey said the cause of the fire was a dryer vent duct clogged with lint.  He said the family could not immediately reoccupy their house, because of damage to the electrical wires.
Three Treated in Early Morning Dryer Fire - Cape Cod Times (2/25/2014)
HYANNIS, MA - Firefighters treated a man for burns on his hand and a mother and son for smoke inhalation early today following a dryer fire on Alicia Road, according to the fire department.  The police received an emergency call at 1:35 a.m., according to Hyannis fire Capt. Craig Farrenkopf.  Firefighters found the first floor of the two-story Cape Cod-style house filled with smoke and a fire contained inside a dryer in the basement.  The man with the hand wound had awoken to smoke in the house, and he attempted to put the fire out himself.
Early Morning Tallahassee Fire Displaces Four - WCTV (2/24/2014)
TALLAHASSEE, FL - A house fire this morning left the people inside with nothing but the clothes on their backs.  The resident called 911 after smelling smoke in her home.  The mother and her three children were able to escape, but little to nothing could be salvaged.  Tallahassee Fire Department said the cause of the fire was a dryer which left an estimated $40,000 in damages.
Clothes Dryer Causes Fire - KUIK AM 1360 (2/20/2014)
BEAVERTON, OR - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a reported house fire in Beaverton.  When the crew arrived on scene, they found moderate smoke coming from the two-story home.  The crews quickly located the fire in a second-floor laundry room and extinguished the fire.  A TVF&R Fire Investigator determined that the fire originated inside a clothes dryer.  Damage estimate from the fire is approximately $25,000.  Thanks to working smoke alarms, the occupants in the home, including a dog and a cat, safely exited the structure.
Clothes Dryer Blamed in Townhouse Fire - By Laura Santos - WPTV NBC News Channel 5 (2/20/2014)
HOBE SOUND, FL - Two adults and several cats were displaced Thursday evening after a clothes dryer caught fire in the garage of their townhome in the 5600 block of SE Yorktown Drive, said Dan Hashburger, spokesman for Martin County Fire.  Firefighters arrived and found heavy flames and smoke in the townhouse.  The blaze gutted about 50 percent of the townhouse, Hashburger said.  The couple and their pets were able to leave the residence unharmed, Hashburger said.
Fire Started in Dryer - WKYT CBS Local News (2/19/2014)
LEXINGTON, KY - A family was unharmed Wednesday morning after a fire in their Lexington home.  Lexington Firefighters say it started out as a dryer fire inside the duplex on Norwood Circle, off Kenesaw Drive.  They say the fire then spread through the walls, but they tell us crews were able to keep it contained to just the laundry room.
Dryer Fire - By Kristina Smith - The News Messenger (2/13/2014)
BALLVILLE TOWNSHIP, OH - A township man was taken to the hospital after he overexerted himself trying to help fight a fire Wednesday at his neighbor's Whitney Drive home, the fire chief said.  He was treated at Memorial Hospital.  He estimated the damage to $15,000 and said it was limited to exterior of the home.  A snow drift was the main reason the fire started, Crowell said.  The dryer vents were covered by a 6-foot snow drift.  "Basically, his dryer vent was plugged with a snow drift," Crowell said. "It wasn't venting properly."  The dryer lint caught fire and then caught the house on fire, Crowell said.  The flames compromised the gas meter, which then started spewing gas.
Escape from Burning Home - Kenosha News (2/12/2014)
KENOSHA, WI - Kenosha's Carrie Jewell felt lucky to be alive Wednesday morning, just one day after a dryer fire nearly destroyed her north-side duplex and claimed the life of a family pet.  Jewell, 69, said it was about 6:30 a.m. when her son Brad Jewell, 46, began pounding on her bedroom window.  Kenosha firefighters arrived in subzero conditions and battled the fire for nearly three hours.  Kenosha Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Haerter said the fire originated from a basement dryer and spread through the vent.  The home remains unlivable due to extensive fire, smoke and water damage.  Damage to the structure was estimated at $60,000, and to the contents at least $25,000, Haerter said.
Dryer Fire Causes $100,000 in Damages - CTV News (2/2/2014)
WINNIPEG, MB, CANADA - A dryer fire is being blamed for a Sunday night blaze in North River Heights.  Around 9:15 p.m., crews were called to a house in the 300 block of Oak Street, said police.  The fire was caused by a dryer, resulting in $100,000 in damages, said a fire official.  No injuries were reported. The fire is not considered suspicious.
Apartment Fire Displaces 4 - By Jordan Fifer - The Roanoke Times (2/1/2014)
ROANOKE, VA - Fire displaced four people from the Copper Croft Apartments in Roanoke County.  Firefighters arrived at the complex and found smoke and fire in an upper-level apartment laundry room.  Investigators determined that the fire started in the dryer's vent and was fueled by nearby combustible material, said Roanoke County Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Jennifer Conley Sexton.  The blaze did about $30,000 in damage, she said.  Two men who live in the apartment below were also displaced by water damage, Conley Sexton said.
Fire Started in Clothes Dryer - By Kendra Baker - Wilton Bulletin (1/29/2014)
WILTON, CT - The Wilton Fire Department received the call at approximately 10:40 a.m.  "The fire started in a clothes dryer," Fire Marshal David Kohn said on Wednesday.  Deputy Fire Chief Mark Amatrudo said he could see heavy smoke coming from the house when he arrived.  Norwalk and Weston Fire Departments provided mutual aid.  "Most of the damage was limited to the laundry room and rooms immediately adjacent to it," said Mr. Kohn.
Tumble Dryer Fire - Worcester News (1/28/2014)
WORCESTER, UK - A TUMBLE dryer fire at a house next to a pub near Worcester has been brought under control today.  Two fire engines attended the fire by the Berkeley Arms in Spetchley.  A spokesman for the pub said the fire was at a house next door to the pub, not the pub itself.  A spokesman for the Fire and Rescue Service said: "It was a fire in the laundry caused by a tumble dryer."  A spokesman said: "It did cause some smoke logging in the ground floor of the property."
Firefighters Respond to Dryer Fire - By Anne Stegen - ABC Channel 23 News (1/27/2014)
OILDALE, CA - At about 11:37 a.m., firefighters responding to the scene reported smoke coming from the rear of a 1600-square-foot house on the 200 block of McCord Avenue.  Fire crews forced entry into the home and quickly extinguished the fire in the laundry room caused by a dryer.  The fire caused $10,000 in damage to the home, but firefighters were able to save $80,000 in property damage.
3 Firefighters Injured in Fire - By Ralph Iannotti - CBS Pittsburgh Channel 2 (1/27/2014)
HUNTINGDON, PA - Three firefighters were injured responding to a house fire in North Huntingdon Township Monday night.  It started around 9 p.m. at a home in the 200-block of Cherry Lane.  The fire spread between the home and garage.  "We got called out to a dryer fire," said Assistant Fire Chief Mark Gibas. "Heavy fire and smoke out the rear of the structure.  It quickly spread into the garage, to a vehicle and that spread it into the rest of the home."
Dryer Fire Displaces Seven - By Samantha Allen - The Valley Dispatch (1/26/2014)
LOWELL, MA - A fire in a top-floor apartment on Cork Street on Sunday morning has reportedly displaced seven people.  Deputy Fire Chief Robert Flynn said crews responded just before 10 a.m.  Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be overheating in the dryer.  Flynn said occupants in that apartment were drying a blanket when the fire spread from the unit to the walls.  Flynn noted one man was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.  Fire Department crews entering the building also found a Chihuahua they rescued on scene.
House Fire Starts in Dryer - The Williams Lake Tribune (1/22/2014)
WILLIAMS LAKE, BC CANADA - The Williams Lake fire department responded to a house fire on Foster Way.  "The fire started in a clothes dryer and spread to the washer and part of the room as well," Fire Chief Des Webster said Monday.  "The fire damage was contained to the laundry room, however, there was smoke damage to the rest of the basement."
Smoke Detectors Save Family - Fox News Channel 66 (1/22/2014)
LAWRENCE PARK, PA - Fire crews made quick work of a fire early this morning, and it's all thanks to working smoke detectors.  A dryer caught fire in a home, setting off smoke detectors and waking up the family.  The residents were able to call 911 after the alarms went off, and fire crews had the fire put out in about 5 minutes.  Thanks to the smoke detectors, the family made it out of the home safe and sound.  Due to the frigid temperatures, about five fire crews were called to the scene.
Dryer Causes Fire - Valley News (1/19/2014)
MENIFEE, CA - A dryer caused a fire today at a Menifee home, a spokesman said.  Firefighters received a 911 call at 1:52 a.m. from someone in the 33000 block of Jasper Circle.  They arrived to find light smoke coming from the single- story home, Riverside County Fire Department spokesman Mark Annas said.  The fire was contained 2:03 p.m., Annas said.
Dryer Fire - By Barbara Miller - The Patriot News (1/18/2014)
HARRISBURG, PA - A dryer fire caused damage to a home in the 1900 block of Park Street in Harrisburg, said a Harrisburg fire official.  Firefighters were called to the scene at 5:50 a.m., said Capt. Stephen Miller.  He said the dryer was destroyed and there was some smoke in the home, but little other damage.
Dryer Fire - Valley Independent Sentinel (1/16/2014)
DERBY, CT - There were no injuries after a dryer fire inside a home on Olivia Street.  Derby firefighters and EMS were sent at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a report of smoke filling the home.  "The first crews went in and they found fire in a (clothes) dryer," said Derby Fire Department Assistant Chief Bob Laskowski.  "The fire was contained to the dryer and the vent duct." There was smoke damage throughout the house, Laskowski said.
Firefighters Extinguish Blaze - 1340 AM WBIW (1/16/2014)
BEDFORD, IN - Firefighters from Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department because of a quick response were able to extinguish a dryer fire.  Four firefighters from Shawswick, who responded with one engine and a tanker.  Shawswick Capt. Bob Barber says lint in the dryer vent caught the laundry room area on fire.  "There was a lot of smoke in the home and we used a positive pressure fan to ventilate the area," Barber estimates damages at around $5,000.
Clothes Dryer Caused Townhouse Blaze - By John Wright - Murray Ledger & Times (1/16/2014)
MURRAY, KY - A clothes dryer has been determined as the cause of a fire that gutted one apartment unit and left the other three with water damage Monday at a townhouse on Cambridge Drive just outside of Murray.  Calloway County Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Morgan said Wednesday that the determination was made by investigators with the Kentucky State Fire Marshal's Office.  "The fire damage was confined to the one unit but it was pretty well burned up," Morgan said.
Dryer Fire Contained to Laundry - By Liz Markhlevskaya - Fosters Daily Democrat (1/16/2014)
NEWMARKET, NH - Nichols Avenue was closed to traffic for about an hour Wednesday evening as fire crews worked to contain a dryer fire reported around 4:46 p.m.  The fire started as tenants of the two-story duplex were doing laundry, said Fire Chief Rick Malasky.  He said the fire took about 15 minutes to get under control.  "The guys did a great job knocking it right down," said Malasky.  Due to the smoke that spread throughout the building, residents in both units in the duplex were evacuated so that the homes could be ventilated.
Crews Douse Dryer Fire - By Teri Figueroa - The San Diego Union-Tribune (1/8/2014)
OCEANSIDE, CA - An Oceanside family escaped without injury after a dryer in their home caught fire, authorities said.  The blaze was reported just after 8:15 a.m. on Kraft Street, Fire Chief Peter Lawrence said.  A fire investigator determined that the blaze started in a dryer and spread into the walls and throughout the home, he said.  The fire caused about $70,000 in damage to the home and its contents, Lawrence said.  However, the damage led the city's building department to tag the home as uninhabitable.
Resident Unaccounted for after House Fire - By Matt Skrajner - The News Herald (1/8/2014)
WILLOUGHBY, OH - One resident is still unaccounted for after an early morning house fire in Painesville.  Painesville City Fire responded to a dryer fire at 5:12 a.m.  Arriving on scene by 5:16 a.m., firefighters found heavy flames coming out of the front of the building, said Painesville City Fire Chief Mark Mlachak.  Crews started  aggressive interior fire fighting  until they became concerned about a possible collapse of the second floor.  "We're not sure where that resident is  he said.  At this point in time, we're treating it as a possible fatality.  Looking at it from right here it looks like it's going to be a total loss," he said.
No Injuries Reported in Fire - Murray Ledger & Times (1/3/2014)
MURRAY, KY - No injuries were reported Thursday evening from a fire in southern Calloway County.  Calloway County Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Morgan said a clothes dryer was on fire in a utility room when CCFR units arrived on the scene and that blaze was quickly extinguished.  Morgan said information provided by the homeowners indicates that they had left the home for a short time after a load of clothes had been placed in the dryer and the appliance activated.  Upon returning, Morgan said the homeowners told him they saw smoke coming from the structure.  Morgan said the fire was confined to the dryer area, but smoke had spread through the entire home.
Family Displaced after Dryer Fire - By Doris Taylor - WKTR NewsChannel 3 (1/2/2014)
NORFOLK, VA - A family of five, two adults and three children, are without a home after a dryer caused a fire inside of their Norfolk home on Thursday night.  Witnesses told fire crews that they saw smoke coming from the home.  Crews arrived around 9:06 p.m, they were able to put the flames out by 9:35 p.m.  Officials have determined that the fire was accidental.  They say it was caused by a dryer in the utility room of the home.


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