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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, ... more
Bloomington Pantagraph - 2018-02-20
Fire destroys house near Heyworth; dryer likely cause ... HEYWORTH — A dryer malfunction is suspected as the cause of a fire that destroyed a home Monday evening on Heyworth's north side, but no one ... "We believe it's a dryer fire," Richards said, noting the official cause remains under investigation. more
LEX18 Lexington KY News - 2018-02-20
LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) UK sent out an alert about a reported fire at the Woodland Glen IV dorm at UK. The fire chief confirmed that this was a dryer fire in the common area. The clothes were removed from the dryer and the fire was put out. They are getting smoke out of the building and then everyone will ... more
Meriden Record-Journal - 2018-02-20
The Wallingford Fire Department responded to Wallingford Laundromat, 148 Center St., when a dryer caught fire on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2018. | Bailey Wright, Record-Journal. The Wallingford Fire Department responded to Wallingford Laundromat, 148 Center St., when a dryer caught fire on ... more
Jersey Evening Post - 2018-02-20
In a statement, the Jersey Fire and Rescue Service said: 'Upon arrival at the incident, smoke could be seen issuing from the flat window and the communal hallway serving four other flats. 'It was quickly established that the fire was in a first floor flat and the power to the tumble dryer had been turned off by ... more
Chicago Daily Herald - 2018-02-13
No one was hurt, but a home was left uninhabitable when an overstuffed vent at the end of a clothes dryer caused a fire on Monday in Vernon Hills. The fire began about 2:45 p.m. on the 200 block of Autumn Lane, according to a report from Countryside Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Tony DeRose. more
Eagle-Tribune - 2018-02-13
SANDOWN — A family of four was displaced from their home after lint in a basement dryer caught fire Monday afternoon, according to firefighters. Chief Bill Tapley said firefighters were dispatched to 33 Trues Parkway about 2:30 p.m., when the homeowner called 911. The woman and her two young ... more
Modesto Bee - 2018-02-13
A dryer caught fire Saturday afternoon in a mobile home on Coffee Road in north Modesto, causing significant damage to the structure. Crews from the Modesto Fire and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire departments responded to the call just after 2 p.m. at Silverwood Mobile Home Park and found flames and ... more
WHIO - 2018-02-13
FRANKLIN — UPDATED @ 8:21 p.m.: No one was injured in the building fire on Dayton Oxford Road that firefighters traced to a clothes dryer in a third-floor apartment, Franklin Twp. Fire Chief Kevin Jennings said. Smoke could be seen as crews arrived, he said. They quickly knocked down the flames in the apartment and ... more
KTVZ - 2018-02-13
BEND, Ore. - A fire in a Deschutes River Woods home Wednesday morning had an unusual cause – a pack rat or other rodent created a nest with dog food inside a clothes dryer's venting system, causing the appliance to ignite when it was turned on, officials said. Bend fire crews were called to the reported ... more
Williamsport Sun-Gazette - 2018-02-13
It appeared that something “caused the dryer to overheat. Clothes in the dryer caught fire,” Funk said. He termed damage to the apartment as “minor” and he believed the tenants would be back in the apartment in a few weeks if not sooner. The local chapter of the American Red Cross was assisting the ... more
KSFY - 2018-02-13
The American News reports that State Street Laundromat and Pub is closed until repairs can be completed. Fire Marshall Mike Thompson says the Sunday afternoon fire originated in a dryer, though the specific cause isn't known. He says a connection then failed on a gas line and the fire because a gas-fed ... more - 2018-02-13
The fire was contained to a clothes dryer and the area surrounding it. The home was turned back over to the residents and property owner with little damage, officials said. "Our firefighters did a great job in controlling this basement fire, and the occupants did exactly what they were supposed to do as well," said Fire Chief ... more
WSAZ-TV - 2018-01-15
A dryer fire caused a trailer fire Tuesday morning, despite initial reports that it was efforts to thaw a frozen water line, firefighters say. The fire happened about 10 a.m. Tuesday at the River Bend Mobile Home Park in Altizer. Firefighters say no one was home when the fire started. Crews on scene say the ... more
KXLY Spokane - 2018-01-15
Spokane Valley firefighters extinguished a fire started by a clothes dryer at Clocktower apartments Wednesday afternoon. Spokane Valley Fire Department units responded to the apartments at 15719 E. 4th Avenue just before 2 p.m.. Firefighters entered the first floor apartment and quickly extinguished the ... more
Maui News - 2018-01-09
Seven people safely evacuated the Mental Health Kokua facility in Wailuku on Saturday morning after a fire broke out in a washroom, a fire official said. The fire, which originated in the dryer portion of a stand-up washer/dryer appliance on the first floor of the Market Street building, was reported at 11:20 ... more
WJLA - 2018-01-09
Around a dozen people were without a home Saturday after a fire broke out from a dryer in the basement of a Gaithersburg townhouse causing a partial ... A spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department reports around 75 firefighters battled the blaze in sub-zero temperatures Friday evening. more - 2018-01-09
Firefighters arriving on the scene discovered smoke coming from the front of the duplex, and quickly extinguished the fire. Investigators determined the fire was accidental and started in a clothes dryer. The fire was confined to one side of the duplex but both suffered smoke and water damage. The Red ... more
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22 - 2018-01-09
South Burlington, Vt - Officials say, a fire started in the dryer of a South Burlington home Saturday afternoon. Fire crews were able to respond quickly, putting it out before it could spread to the rest of the home. There was one person in the home at the time of the fire but no one was injured. Crews from South ... more
CTV Saskatoon News - 2018-01-09
A dryer caused a small fire in a house in the Parkridge neighbourhood on Saturday. Firefighters were called to the home on the 200 block of Sherry Crescent where they found light smoke in the house around 11 a.m.. Crews quickly got the fire under control, containing it to the dryer. No one was injured. more
Post-Bulletin - 2018-01-04
A sprinkler system at a Northwest Rochester laundromat prevented a dryer fire from causing extensive damage on Wednesday. Firefighters were called to Mega Coin Laundry, 3526 55th St. NW, at 3:18 p.m., according to the Rochester Fire Department. The manager had pulled the clothes out of the dryer, ... more
Chicago Tribune - 2018-01-04
A fire last week at the Winnetka Community House fitness center was apparently caused when towels in a fitness center dryer caught fire, Community House and fire department officials said Tuesday. The fire shut down the fitness center for several days, Winnetka Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky said, and parts ... more - 2018-01-04
HOWELL, NJ — A dryer fire on Monday damaged a Glen Arden home but the family and its cat escaped without injury, according to firefighters and witnesses. Firefighters and police responded to the home on Glen Arden Drive shortly before 10:30 p.m. for a report of a dryer fire in the basement, according to ... more
WspyNews (press release) - 2018-01-04
Minor smoke damage and about $3,000 in total damage is estimated after a dryer caught on fire at an Oswego home on Tuesday afternoon. Oswego Fire officials say crews were called to a residence in the 400 block of Douglas St. in Oswego around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday for an appliance fire that was ... more
Mtjulietnews - 2018-01-04
According to Mt. Juliet Deputy fire Chief Chris Allen, Mt. Juliet police officers arrived to the scene first and made sure everyone was out of the house. Firefighters arrived and found fire near a clothes dryer in a laundry room. They quickly extinguished the fire and moved the dryer out of the house. Crews used ... more
1011now - 2018-01-02
FAIRBURY, Neb. – A portion of downtown Fairbury was blanketed in smoke Friday afternoon as crews battled a fire at a building on 4th Street. Crews responded around 12:45 pm as the blaze appeared to be originating from Kathy's Cut Ups between E and F Streets along 4th. Fairbury Police and the ... more
Lebanon Democrat - 2018-01-02
According to Mt. Juliet Deputy fire Chief Chris Allen, Mt. Juliet police officers arrived to the scene first and made sure everyone was out of the house. Firefighters arrived and found fire near a clothes dryer in a laundry room. They quickly extinguished the fire before it could spread and moved the dryer out of ... more
Journal Times - 2018-01-02
RACINE — A Wednesday afternoon fire caused an estimated $400 in damage to a clothes dryer in a Racine home. The dryer caught fire at 805 Cleveland Ave., according to a press release from the Racine Fire Department. Firefighters responded at about 1 p.m. to a report of smoke in the basement of the ... more - 2018-01-02
A three-alarm fire that destroyed the Heritage Building in downtown Auburn started in the second-floor laundry room, fire investigators announced Friday morning. While it was originally reported as a dryer fire, the cause of Tuesday's fire has not been determined at this time. Investigators with the Valley ... more - 2018-01-02
STRATFORD - Firefighters responded to a blaze Thursday afternoon at a commercial building on Main Street. Dispatch reports said the fire was in the building that the Soap Box Laundromat. Stratford fire officials said the fire started in a dryer duct and eventually made its way to the roof. “(The fire) required ... more - 2017-12-27
One property manager said she was there when the fire started and saw flames coming out of the dryer that shot three feet in the air. "It was kind of scary," said Jane Flynn, who has worked at the building for several weeks. Tenant Lasavia Brown said he heard the smoke alarms go off and he and another ... more
The Courier-Express - 2017-12-21
The Sandy Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a dryer fire at Melillo Coin Laundry in the DuBois Commons Monday afternoon. ... Firefighters were called to the scene at 3:51 p.m. The fire was extinguished by the time firefighters got there and the rest of their time was spent expelling the ... more - 2017-12-21
18 for a report of a dryer fire. Police quickly evacuated the homeowner and then knocked back the fire with a fire extinguished before fire crews took over the fight, according to police. Crews from Berywn and Malvern fire companies also responded to assist on scene. The fire was under control in about 30 ... more
ABC2 News - 2017-12-19
The American Red Cross is helping a Carroll County family after a fire this morning. Firefighters were called out to a home on Stacy Lee Drive in Westminster around 9:44 Monday morning. The owner of the home discovered a fire in the basement laundry room. Crews put out the fire, which preliminarily was ... more
LEX18 Lexington KY News - 2017-12-19
LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) One person was treated for possible smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a home Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out around 3:45 on Chatsworth Drive, near Eastland Parkway. One person inside the residence was treated at the scene for possible smoke inhalation, but ... more
Albany Times Union - 2017-12-18
A dryer fire damaged a Rensselaer home Sunday Dec. 17, 2017. The fire broke out ... The fire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. at 818 First St., assistant chief Jay Corcoran said. There were heavy flames in ... Several roads around the fire were shut down while firefighters put out the fire. No one in the home was ... more - 2017-12-18
"If I wouldn't have caught it when I did, I'm pretty sure the house would have burned down," the Halifax resident told CBC News about his experience with a dryer fire. Stevens said he was taking a shower one night before bed when he smelled something "funny" and went to investigate. When he got to the ... more
WSBT-TV - 2017-12-18
Ellis says sometimes the lint can accumulate and the heat from the dryer can create a fire. He says it's more than just cleaning the filter. "At least once a year take a look at the exhaust hose from the dryer. Take it off the dryer, check it out see if it's clean. Maybe vacuum it out if you can." Not checking that exhaust hose creates ... more
WNDU-TV - 2017-12-18
Investigators say the cause of this fire may be attributed to a clothes dryer. Every year, firefighters respond to nearly 15,000 house fires across the nation, caused by clothes dryers, according to Consumer Reports. Michiana is the latest area to have a victim of a fire, the cause of which, many families and ... more
WDAY - 2017-12-14
Grand Forks-- A fire on the University of North Dakota campus was reported to the Grand Forks Fire Department at 6:28 p.m. on Wednesday. West Hall building at 3530 University Avenue had flames coming up from a dryer in the laundry room, according to reports. Students were being evacuated as crews ... more
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