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Each day, there are numerous news items about dryer fires. Here, we are stressing the importance of having a safe home by linking to some of the articles.

Residence red-tagged as a precaution after Sunday night dryer fire

Sioux City Journal
March 13, 2018
 

Residence red-tagged as a precaution after Sunday night dryer fire. Mason Dockter ... Sioux City Fire Rescue Liutenant Ryan Collins said fire crews were called to 2838 Williams Ave. around 11:12 p.m. Sunday night. There were five ... The fire began in a clothes dryer, Collins said. Crews were able to ...

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Dryer fire quickly extinguished Monday afternoon in Apple Valley

VVNG.com
March 13, 2018
 

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District responded to an apartment fire Monday afternoon. At about 3:45 pm, dispatch received reports of smoke coming from the garage of a four-plex in the 15500 block of Kiamichi Road. Firefighters arrived and made ...

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Late night house fire Monday in Wahpeton

Wahpeton Daily News
March 13, 2018
 

A Wahpeton home has been declared a total loss following a fire that began shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 12. The Wahpeton Fire Department was on the scene for nearly two hours. The fire occurred in the 600 block of 10 1/2 Street North. It was caused when a hose to a clothing dryer caught fire.

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Decatur firefighters stop two small fires before they spread

Herald & Review
March 12, 2018
 

The second fire call came in at 1:52 p.m. and involved a dryer full of clothes catching fire in the basement of a house at 744 W. Division St. Kline said firefighters carried the dryer outside before pulling the clothes out and extinguishing them. He said it wasn't known what caused the dryer to catch fire.

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Tumble dryer fire in Ramsey

Isle of Man Today
March 12, 2018
 

The Fire Service is warning residents about the dangers of leaving tumble dryers unattended following a fire in Ramsey. Two appliances from Ramsey station were called to a house fire in Ellan Park last night (Tuesday) at about 10.30pm. Fire crews were informed en-route that the fire was located in the ...

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Bellingham Fire responds to fire at Juvenile Detention Center

The Bellingham Herald
March 12, 2018
 

Bellingham Fire crews responded to what was believed to be an appliance fire at the Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Center at 4:55 p.m. Monday. ... By 5:37 p.m., emergency radio traffic indicated the fire, which originated in a dryer, was extiguished, though two engines remained on scene to help with ...

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Dryer sparks fire in Sarnia

CTV News
March 12, 2018
 

Fire officials say an electric dryer was the cause of a basement fire in Sarnia Sunday night. The blaze began around 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Devine Street. Once on scene firefighters were able to contain the fire to the basement. The residents were home at the time and were able to escape ...

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Fire Call Serves As Reminder To Clean Dryer Vents

KIWARadio.com
March 02, 2018
 

Rock Rapids, Iowa — In a fire call that should serve as a reminder to all of us to check or clear out our dryer vents regularly — Rock Rapids Fire Chief Ed Reck says this call could have ended much differently. The Rock Rapids Fire Department was paged about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th, ...

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No injuries after dryer vent fire damages mobile home in Dalzell

Sumter Item
March 02, 2018
 

A dryer vent fire damaged a mobile home in Dalzell on Monday, resulting in the American Red Cross, Sumter Fire Department and Shaw Air Force Base Fire Department responding to the scene. An alarm was received at 8:20 a.m. for the 1,500-square-foot residence in the 5000 block of Shakemia Road, ...

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Old Monrovia is back open after crews extinguish house fire

whnt.com
March 02, 2018
 

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Emergency crews blocked the intersection of Old Monrovia Road and Bishop Road, which is east of Jeff Road for more than an hour to put out a structure fire. Firefighters tell us there was a dryer fire, and it was contained to the laundry room. They tell us a closed door helped to ...

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One home consumed in North Kitsap fire, another saved

Kitsap Sun
March 02, 2018
 

Fire crews believe the fire that claimed the Kingston home began in a clothes dryer, said Rick LaGrandeur, assistant chief of operations for North Kitsap Fire and Rescue. Occupants of the home had opened windows and doors after they noticed smoke from the dryer, he said, but the dryer caught fire and ...

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FD: Dryer starts fire in Wallingford

WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
February 27, 2018
 

Fire officials say the flames started in a dryer on the second floor of the building. They say there may have been faulty outlets in the home which could have made the fire worse. Officials did not say if anyone suffered any injuries during the blaze. Crews say two families have been displaced as a result of the ...

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Dryer causes fire at Giovanni's Restaurant in Edgewood

ABC2 News
February 22, 2018
 

EDGEWOOD, Md. (WMAR) - A dryer is to blame for a fire at Giovanni's Restaurant in Edgewood Thursday morning. Crews were called to 2101 Pulaski Highway around 3:00 in the morning after reports of a fire. When they got to the scene they saw minor smoke coming from the back of the building.

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Neighbors band together to stop dryer fire

Juneau Empire
February 22, 2018
 

Houston grabbed her fire extinguisher, yelling to her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend for help. She entered the smoke-filled room and aimed her extinguisher at the dryer, but the extinguisher didn't work. She thought quickly, calling 911 and running outside to ask for help from her neighbors as her ...

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

Merced Sun-Star
February 22, 2018
 

A clothes dryer likely caused a fire inside a garage wall of a single family home Thursday in Merced, officials said. A family was drying clothes in the appliance before 5 p.m. Thursday when one of the four occupants inside the home on Stevens Court noticed smoke emanating from the area, Merced Fire ...

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2 dogs, 2 cats critical after Exeter dryer fire

Seacoastonline.com
February 20, 2018
 

EXETER -- Four pets were transported to a local animal hospital in critical condition after a dryer fire caused a home to fill with smoke Wednesday. The Exeter Fire Department responded to 42 Donna Drive just before 2:45 p.m. when the homeowner reported they found the residence filled with smoke, ...

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Fire destroys house near Heyworth; dryer likely cause

Bloomington Pantagraph
February 20, 2018
 

Fire destroys house near Heyworth; dryer likely cause ... HEYWORTH — A dryer malfunction is suspected as the cause of a fire that destroyed a home Monday evening on Heyworth's north side, but no one ... "We believe it's a dryer fire," Richards said, noting the official cause remains under investigation.

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Dryer Fire Leads To Form Evacuation

LEX18 Lexington KY News
February 20, 2018
 

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) UK sent out an alert about a reported fire at the Woodland Glen IV dorm at UK. The fire chief confirmed that this was a dryer fire in the common area. The clothes were removed from the dryer and the fire was put out. They are getting smoke out of the building and then everyone will ...

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

Meriden Record-Journal
February 20, 2018
 

The Wallingford Fire Department responded to Wallingford Laundromat, 148 Center St., when a dryer caught fire on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2018. | Bailey Wright, Record-Journal. The Wallingford Fire Department responded to Wallingford Laundromat, 148 Center St., when a dryer caught fire on ...

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Two people taken to hospital after fire

Jersey Evening Post
February 20, 2018
 

In a statement, the Jersey Fire and Rescue Service said: 'Upon arrival at the incident, smoke could be seen issuing from the flat window and the communal hallway serving four other flats. 'It was quickly established that the fire was in a first floor flat and the power to the tumble dryer had been turned off by ...

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Clogged dryer vent leads to Vernon Hills fire

Chicago Daily Herald
February 13, 2018
 

No one was hurt, but a home was left uninhabitable when an overstuffed vent at the end of a clothes dryer caused a fire on Monday in Vernon Hills. The fire began about 2:45 p.m. on the 200 block of Autumn Lane, according to a report from Countryside Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Tony DeRose.

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Family of 4 displaced after dryer sparks fire

Eagle-Tribune
February 13, 2018
 

SANDOWN — A family of four was displaced from their home after lint in a basement dryer caught fire Monday afternoon, according to firefighters. Chief Bill Tapley said firefighters were dispatched to 33 Trues Parkway about 2:30 p.m., when the homeowner called 911. The woman and her two young ...

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

Modesto Bee
February 13, 2018
 

A dryer caught fire Saturday afternoon in a mobile home on Coffee Road in north Modesto, causing significant damage to the structure. Crews from the Modesto Fire and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire departments responded to the call just after 2 p.m. at Silverwood Mobile Home Park and found flames and ...

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No injuries in Franklin apartment building fire traced to clothes dryer

WHIO
February 13, 2018
 

FRANKLIN — UPDATED @ 8:21 p.m.: No one was injured in the building fire on Dayton Oxford Road that firefighters traced to a clothes dryer in a third-floor apartment, Franklin Twp. Fire Chief Kevin Jennings said. Smoke could be seen as crews arrived, he said. They quickly knocked down the flames in the apartment and ...

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Pack rat's nest sparks dryer fire at DRW home

KTVZ
February 13, 2018
 

BEND, Ore. - A fire in a Deschutes River Woods home Wednesday morning had an unusual cause – a pack rat or other rodent created a nest with dog food inside a clothes dryer's venting system, causing the appliance to ignite when it was turned on, officials said. Bend fire crews were called to the reported ...

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Couple homeless after dryer fire

Williamsport Sun-Gazette
February 13, 2018
 

It appeared that something “caused the dryer to overheat. Clothes in the dryer caught fire,” Funk said. He termed damage to the apartment as “minor” and he believed the tenants would be back in the apartment in a few weeks if not sooner. The local chapter of the American Red Cross was assisting the ...

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Weekend dryer fire damages Aberdeen laundry business

KSFY
February 13, 2018
 

The American News reports that State Street Laundromat and Pub is closed until repairs can be completed. Fire Marshall Mike Thompson says the Sunday afternoon fire originated in a dryer, though the specific cause isn't known. He says a connection then failed on a gas line and the fire because a gas-fed ...

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Crews extinguish early morning dryer fire in Oswego

CNYcentral.com
February 13, 2018
 

The fire was contained to a clothes dryer and the area surrounding it. The home was turned back over to the residents and property owner with little damage, officials said. "Our firefighters did a great job in controlling this basement fire, and the occupants did exactly what they were supposed to do as well," said Fire Chief ...

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UPDATE: Trailer fire caused by dryer

WSAZ-TV
January 15, 2018
 

A dryer fire caused a trailer fire Tuesday morning, despite initial reports that it was efforts to thaw a frozen water line, firefighters say. The fire happened about 10 a.m. Tuesday at the River Bend Mobile Home Park in Altizer. Firefighters say no one was home when the fire started. Crews on scene say the ...

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