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The Bellingham Herald - 2018-03-12
Bellingham Fire crews responded to what was believed to be an appliance fire at the Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Center at 4:55 p.m. Monday. ... By 5:37 p.m., emergency radio traffic indicated the fire, which originated in a dryer, was extiguished, though two engines remained on scene to help with ... more
PR Newswire (press release) - 2018-03-12
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Dryer Vent Wizard, North America's leading dryer vent maintenance and repair franchise, has awarded 10 grants of $500 each to local fire prevention programs in the U.S. and Canada through its annual Fire Department Grant ... more
CTV News - 2018-03-12
Fire officials say an electric dryer was the cause of a basement fire in Sarnia Sunday night. The blaze began around 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Devine Street. Once on scene firefighters were able to contain the fire to the basement. The residents were home at the time and were able to escape ... more - 2018-03-02
Rock Rapids, Iowa — In a fire call that should serve as a reminder to all of us to check or clear out our dryer vents regularly — Rock Rapids Fire Chief Ed Reck says this call could have ended much differently. The Rock Rapids Fire Department was paged about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28th, ... more
Sumter Item - 2018-03-02
A dryer vent fire damaged a mobile home in Dalzell on Monday, resulting in the American Red Cross, Sumter Fire Department and Shaw Air Force Base Fire Department responding to the scene. An alarm was received at 8:20 a.m. for the 1,500-square-foot residence in the 5000 block of Shakemia Road, ... more - 2018-03-02
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Emergency crews blocked the intersection of Old Monrovia Road and Bishop Road, which is east of Jeff Road for more than an hour to put out a structure fire. Firefighters tell us there was a dryer fire, and it was contained to the laundry room. They tell us a closed door helped to ... more
Kitsap Sun - 2018-03-02
Fire crews believe the fire that claimed the Kingston home began in a clothes dryer, said Rick LaGrandeur, assistant chief of operations for North Kitsap Fire and Rescue. Occupants of the home had opened windows and doors after they noticed smoke from the dryer, he said, but the dryer caught fire and ... more
WTNH Connecticut News (press release) - 2018-02-27
Fire officials say the flames started in a dryer on the second floor of the building. They say there may have been faulty outlets in the home which could have made the fire worse. Officials did not say if anyone suffered any injuries during the blaze. Crews say two families have been displaced as a result of the ... more
ABC2 News - 2018-02-22
EDGEWOOD, Md. (WMAR) - A dryer is to blame for a fire at Giovanni's Restaurant in Edgewood Thursday morning. Crews were called to 2101 Pulaski Highway around 3:00 in the morning after reports of a fire. When they got to the scene they saw minor smoke coming from the back of the building. more
Juneau Empire - 2018-02-22
Houston grabbed her fire extinguisher, yelling to her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend for help. She entered the smoke-filled room and aimed her extinguisher at the dryer, but the extinguisher didn't work. She thought quickly, calling 911 and running outside to ask for help from her neighbors as her ... more
Merced Sun-Star - 2018-02-22
A clothes dryer likely caused a fire inside a garage wall of a single family home Thursday in Merced, officials said. A family was drying clothes in the appliance before 5 p.m. Thursday when one of the four occupants inside the home on Stevens Court noticed smoke emanating from the area, Merced Fire ... more - 2018-02-20
EXETER -- Four pets were transported to a local animal hospital in critical condition after a dryer fire caused a home to fill with smoke Wednesday. The Exeter Fire Department responded to 42 Donna Drive just before 2:45 p.m. when the homeowner reported they found the residence filled with smoke, ... 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
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