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Fire - WRDW CBS Channel 12 News (7/11/2016)
GROVETOWN, GA - One family managed to escape an early morning house fire in Grovetown.  A couple and their four kids were inside at the time of the fire.  The woman helped pull her husband from the burning home, and their kids also made it out, but one person was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.  Investigators believe the fire started in the dryer in the laundry room, but they aren't sure what sparked it just yet.
Dogs Alert Woman to House Fire - WLWT NBC Channel 5 News (7/7/2016)
ERLANGER, KY - A woman says her dogs saved her life when a fire broke out in her home.  Firefighters said they were called to find heavy smoke coming from the basement of a home.  The homeowner told WLWT News 5's Amanda Kelley that she was awakened by her dogs Tucker and Earl, who licked her face until she woke up and noticed the smoke.  Firefighters said a dryer was the source of the blaze.
Fire Damages House - By Kelly Byer - The Canton Repository (7/6/2016)
CANTON, OH - The American Red Cross was assisting five people with housing after a dryer fire damaged a rental house.  Firefighters responded about 2:15 p.m. to 923 10th St. NW, said Acting Battalion Chief Joe Burns.  They contained the fire to the basement, where the dryer was located, and the first floor.  Burns said two families lived in the house, a man and a couple with two children.
Five Left Homeless, Cat Dead Following Fire - orth Country Now (7/5/2016)
OGDENSBURG, NY - A house was extensively damaged, five people were left homeless and their cat died as a result of a fire.  The blaze started because an improperly ventilated dryer.  There were no injuries to firefighters or the two adults and three children living in the building.  The family's cat died.
Dryer Fire Comes with Reminder to Clean Lint Traps - By Rhonda Roberts - WBAY ABC News Channel 2 (7/1/2016)
APPLETON, WI - The Appleton Fire Department is reminding people to keep lint traps clean after a dryer fire.  Firefighters were called to a home for the report of smoke in the basement and flames coming from the dryer.  The cost of damage is estimated at $2,000.  "Please be vigilant about cleaning and properly maintain your clothes dryer and the surrounding area," reads a statement from the fire department.
Dryer Causes Fire - By Avery Savage - WTAP NBC News (6/29/2016)
LOWELL, OH - Firefighters were called to control a house fire on Lowell Island.  The heat was too much Chief Josh Harris said, so he called in help from surrounding departments.  Firefighters said they saw flames and smoke as they arrived on scene they arrived on the scene.  The firefighters on scene estimated about 20 thousand dollars in damage.  Officials believe the cause was an overheated dryer.
House Fire - KSCB News (6/23/2016)
GUYMON, OK - Early detection and quick action kept a Guymon home from being destroyed by fire.  "Upon first fire unit arrival, found heavy smoke condition coming from the front door and from beneath the closed garage door," stated Assistant Fire Chief Grant Wadley.  Cause of the fire was a dryer in the garage and began to extend to the back wall of the garage.  The dryer and the clothes inside the dryer were a complete loss.  Clothes dryer fires are common and can be prevented by simply checking to make sure the vent hose is unobstructed, and lint trap is cleaned between every use.
Dryer Sparked Fire - The Press (6/22/2016)
CUMBERLAND, MD - Fire caused by a natural gas powered dryer heavily damaged a residence.  The Cumberland Fire Department and several volunteer fire companies responded to the fire.  No one was at home when firefighters arrived following a 911 call.  First-arriving city units found smoke and fire in the basement.  Cumberland Fire Lt. W. Shannon Adams, the city's fire marshal, said lint got near the dryer's pilot light, starting the fire.  He estimated damage at $275,000 to the building and its contents.
Fire Causes Extensive Damage - By Emily Spink - The Press (6/12/2016)
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - Working smoke alarms and an evacuation plan helped save the lives of six people.  Three fire crews were called to a house fire.  Fire Service spokesman Daryl Ball said the fire was "going well" when firefighters arrived.  An investigation on Sunday morning confirmed the fire was caused by a clothes dryer.  Six people at the scene who suffered smoke inhalation.  Fire risk management officer Mike Gaskin said the laundry was "totalled" and the majority of the house was damaged by smoke, including the roof.
Fire Crews Respond to Dryer Fire - Ottawa Citizen (6/11/2016)
OTTAWA ON, CANADA - Ottawa firefighters were at Flewellyn Rd. late Saturday night after receiving a report from tenants of a dryer fire.  A 911 call stated there was smoke visible in the home, and when fire crews arrived they discovered a fire behind the dryer and in the walls.  Crews remained on scene, attempting to bring the fire under control.
Woman Dies Evacuating Day Care After Fire - By Karl Baker - The Delaware News Journal (6/10/2016)
WILMINGTON, DE - A woman died while evacuating a day care center after a fire erupted in a clothes dryer, fire and medical official said.  The woman was helping people get out of the building when she was injured near the front door, said Wilmington Fire Department spokesman James Jobes.  Medical responders arrived and determined she was in cardiac arrest, Jobes said.  She was taken to Christiana Hospital, where she died.  All of the children were evacuated to the backyard of Hercules Plaza, said Scott Johnson, building manager at the facility.
Fire Heavily Damages Historic Farmhouse - By Deborah Highland - Bowling Green Daily News (6/8/2016)
BOWLING GREEN, KY - Fire heavily damaged a historic 1908 farmhouse Wednesday that once sat on a 200-acre farm fronting Smallhouse Road.  The fire started in a dryer.  Bowling Green firefighters were called to the home at 9:30 a.m., Bowling Green Fire Department spokeswoman Marlee Boenig said.  Firefighters were told that the fire was a dryer fire, and is under routine investigation, Boenig said.
Fire Destroys Home - The Waterloo Courier (6/1/2016)
FORT ATKINSON, IA - A house in Fort Atkinson was destroyed in a fire Wednesday.  Fort Atkinson firefighters were using a ladder truck to spray in to the second-floor of the burning home.  Fort Atkinson fire officials said the home was a total loss caused by a clothes dryer.
Nearly $100k in Damages from Fire Started by Dryer - By Sarah Krueger - Fox 8 News (5/16/2016)
BURLINGTON, NC - Almost $100,000 in estimated damages -- all because of a dryer.  Burlington Fire Department Deputy Chief Michael Willets said a dryer caused a fire at a home on Westchester Drive.  Willets said two children and two adults were inside the home when the fire started but all four were able to escape the home without injuries.  Lt. Jay Mebane, who works in fire prevention for the Burlington Fire Department, said dryer fires are the second most common type of residential fire, second to cooking fires.
One Airlifted Following Dryer Fire - By Mathew Richards - inForney.com (5/6/2016)
FORNEY, TX - One person was airlifted to a Dallas-area hospital following a dryer fire.  The Forney Fire Department responded to the Gateway Cedar apartments on Gateway Boulevard for a dryer on fire in an apartment located in the southwest building.  An individual in the apartment suffered smoke inhalation and was taken by CareFlite helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.  The fire was quickly extinguished and reportedly contained to only one unit in the building.
Teens Escape Blaze Ignited in Dryer - By Terry Flores - Kenosha News (5/2/2016)
PARIS, WI - A fire that started inside a dryer forced two teens to escape their home.  Firefighters were called to the blaze on the second floor, according to Paris Fire Chief Roland Iwen.  "The fire then started the washing machine on fire and then spread to the walls," he said.  In addition to fire damage, the home incurred smoke damage on both floors.  The damage was estimated at $50,000, he said.
Laundry Fire Causes Evacuation - By Tiffany Stevens - The Roanoke Times (4/30/2016)
SALEM, VA - Twenty-three residents were evacuated from Brookdale Assisted Living after a dryer caught fire inside a laundry room, according to a Salem Fire & EMS press release.  Crews found heavy smoke in the basement when they arrived.  The fire had been contained to the laundry room by the building's sprinklers, but firefighters had to work for two hours to extinguish the flames and remove smoke from the building.
Dryer Vent Fire - By Kim Schmidt - Kearney Hub< (4/29/2016)
KEARNEY, NE - The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department was called to an apartment house because of a structure fire in the basement.  The State Fire Marshal's Office determined the fire started in a plugged dryer vent hose.  The fire extended out the laundry room window, up the outside wall, up the eave and into the attic space where it burned between the main floor and basement apartment, said Terry Eirich, fire inspector for the city of Kearney.  Firefighters estimated damage to the structure and its contents at $50,000.
Woman, Children Rescued from Apartment Fire - KCBY CBS Channel 13 (4/26/2016)
NORTH BEND, OR - Bystanders used a ladder to rescue 2 children from a third-story apartment as firefighters responded to battle the flames, the North Bend Fire Department said.  Firefighters said the children's mother handed them out the window to an "unknown hero." A firefighter then rescued the children's mother.  The children, ages 6 and 8, were treated and released from Bay Area Hospital.  Their mother was taken by helicopter.  The fire department described the woman's condition as serious.  Investigators traced the fire to the area of the dryer and suspect the fire started in the lint trap.
Nursing Home Evacuated Following Fire - By Kelley Hoskins - KTVI FOX 2 Now (4/21/2016)
FLORISSANT, MO - Residents at are back in their rooms after being evacuated Thursday afternoon because of a fire.  Investigators said the fire began in a dryer in a basement laundry room.  Smoke spread throughout the facility, forcing approximately 100 residents to be evacuated.  At least one worker suffered a minor injury trying to help evacuate the residents.
Fire - By Gary Puleo - The Times Herald (4/10/2016)
UPPER MERION, PA - A dryer fire drew 40 firefighters from several fire companies to the Rebel Hill section of Upper Merion.  As smoke drifted from the single family home damage appeared extensive, noted Upper Merion deputy fire marshal Bill Daywalt.  "The first arriving unit at upgraded the call immediately to a working structure fire and at the fire was placed under control," Daywalt explained.
Four Displaced in Fire - Republican American (4/10/2016)
NAUGATUCK, CT - Four residents were displaced from their home after a fire Saturday morning.  The fire began in the dryer, said Fire Capt. Jason Alford.  Firefighters responded and were able to keep the fire from spreading to other floors.  The family has been temporarily displaced from their condo due to smoke and water damage, Alford said.
Five Escape Home Fire - Winnipeg Sun (4/10/2016)
WINNIPEG MB, CANADA - Five people escaped from a house fire in the 700 block of Garwood Avenue.  A police spokesman said the fire began in a dryer in the home's basement.  None of the occupants required hospitalization, though a few suffered from smoke inhalation.
Fire in Clothes Dryer Spreads to Kitchen- By Rosemary Parker - Michigan Live (4/8/2016)
KALAMAZOO, MI - It took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish a fire that started in a clothes dryer.  Firefighters discovered the fire had already spread into the kitchen area of the home, and public safety officers encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions inside.  Officers were able to quickly knock down and extinguish the fire.
2 Alarm Fire Destroys Home - KIVI-TV ABC News Channel 6 (4/2/2016)
CALDWELL, ID - The Caldwell Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire that destroyed a home.  Fire crews responded to a fire on Saturday as the fire was upgraded to a 2-alarm one.  The fire involved 50 percent of the structure and the home was a total loss.  The fire cause was determined to be a fire that started in a clothes dryer that spread to the structure.
Cause of Fire 'Accidental in Nature' - Rome Sentinel (4/2/2016)
ROME, NY - The fire was caused by a blocked dryer vent, according to fire officials.  Nine people from two families were displaced when a fire started on the second floor.  The cause is "accidental in nature," said Fire Lt. David Zakala.  "Definitely not suspicious."  The dryer was located against a wall behind the kitchen, and it vented into a crawl space above the kitchen.  Five people from the second floor apartment were hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
Home Destroyed in Fire - WYFF NBC News Channel 4 (4/1/2016)
GREER, SC - Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire, according to Lake Cunningham Fire Department dispatchers.  According to the daughter of the homeowner, the fire started in the dryer.  Heavy smoke poured from the home for over an hour.  The home is a total loss, according to officials.
Dryer Catches Fire - By Susan Quinn - Alberni Valley News (3/30/2016)
PORT ALBERNI, BC, CANADA - A clothes dryer caught fire in the basement of a Redford Street home.  Three trucks from the Port Alberni Fire Department responded.  One lane of Redford Street was expected to reopen after crews assessed the rest of the house and cleared it of smoke, PAFD deputy fire chief Wes Patterson said.  Patterson cautioned people to make sure their dryer lint trap is cleaned out after every load of laundry, and that hoses are also cleaned regularly.  "Dryers need to be cleaned on a regular basis," he said.
Dryer Cause of Fire that Kills about 40 Animals - By Scott Lawrence - KFDM CBS Channel 6 News(3/16/2016)
BEAUMONT, TX - About 40 animals have died in a fire at the Humane Society of Southeast Texas.  Investigators say it was caused by a dryer.  Capt. Brad Penisson with the Beaumont Fire Department says the fire broke out in a room where the washer and dryer are housed.  Captain Brad Penisson says about 40 animals died of smoke inhalation.  At any given time about 200 cats and dogs are housed here.
Dryer Fire Affects 22 Residential Care Patients - By Junnelle Hogen - The Eugene Register Guard (3/9/2016)
EUGENE, OR - A dryer fire in the basement of the All Seasons Residential Care Facility resulted in the evacuation of 22 residents.  Eugene-Springfield Fire personnel received a call about a fire at the facility, Battalion Chief Leo Giles said at the scene.  At least six fire engines and EMS vehicles responded.  Smoke originated in the basement, but the smell permeated the two stories above.  Parishioners and staff at the nearby First Church of the Nazarene assisted residents during the temporary displacement, according to Giles.
Fire Caused by Tumble Dryer - Western Gazette (3/5/2016)
YEOVIL, SOMERSET UK - Firefighters extinguished a fire that was caused by a dryer.  A fire service spokesman said: "On arrival crews confirmed this was a tumble dryer on fire in the kitchen of the property.  "The fire spread to a utility area and there was severe fire damage to the utility room and severe smoke damage to the remainder of the property." The fire is the fourth to have been caused by a tumble dryer in the Yeovil area in the last two months.
Fire - Fox 13 Memphis (2/29/2016)
MEMPHIS, TN - The Memphis Fire Department responded to a fire Monday afternoon.  When firefighters arrived to the house fire, they reported smoke visible from the one-story home and were able to contain the fire, the fire department said.  MFD said the home did not have a working smoke alarm and that a total worth of damage to the home was valued at $40,000 and $60,000 in contents lost due to the fire.  According to MFD, the cause of the fire was a dryer.
Firefighters Extinguish Dryer Fire - By Barbara Heins - Greenwich Patch (2/28/2016)
GREENWICH, CT - Firefighters made quick work of a dryer fire that erupted in a two-family home.  It was about 1:20 p.m. when firefighters were dispatched to the home where a resident saw smoke coming from a second-floor window, according to Greenwich Deputy Fire Chief Tom Nixon.  The fire was contained to the dryer, however, the second floor was damaged by smoke, Nixon said.
Dryer Sparks Fire - KXII CBS News Channel 12 (2/26/2016)
SHERMAN, TX - A dryer vent is to blame for Friday's fire.  The fire started at a duplex on Park Place.  When firefighters arrived, flames were coming out of two windows on the side of the house.  Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames.  "They are still doing some hot spots inside," Sherman Chief Danny Jones said. "It's going to be substantial damage, but we dont know if it's completely destroyed."
Fire Damages Home - By Ben R. Willims - Martinsville Bulletin (2/3/2016)
MARTINSVILLE, VA - A Martinsville home was severely damaged Wednesday by a fire that began in a clothes dryer.  Martinsville Fire Chief Ted Anderson said that when he arrived on the scene, he could see flames coming from one of the windows.  "The damage was more significant than what it looked like on the outside," Anderson said.   There was actually heavy involvement in two rooms. The smoke and heat traveled throughout the whole structure." Due to the heavy smoke damage, Anderson said, the home will not be habitable for some time.
Smoke Alarm Alerts Residents to House Fire - By Dana Hedgpeth - The Washington Post (2/1/2016)
SILVER SPRING, MD - Firefighters said a smoke alarm helped alert two adults and a child to a house fire that started after a clothes dryer overheated.  One of the adults was taken to an area hospital for non life-threatening injuries, according to Pete Piringer, a spokesman with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.  The estimated cost of damage to the home was $135,000.  Authorities said they've responded in recent weeks to a number of fires that have involved dryers.  They recommended that people clean the inside of a dryer, along with the area around them at least once a year.  Firefighters said that if the area is not cleaned, there is a chance that a large amount of lint can build up and when a dryer is used the heat it creates can ignite the lint.
Fire Guts Home - By Greg Mellen - The Orange County Register (1/31/2016)
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA - A family of three escaped injury after lint in a clothes dryer trap and ventilation hose ignited and gutted a $600,000 Rancho Santa Margarita house.  But the family's dog and cat died in the blaze.  Orange County Fire Authority personnel arrived to find a two-story, three-bedroom home fully engulfed.  Lint should be cleaned from a dryer trap each time it is used, he said, and the ventilation hose should be checked regularly to avoid build-up of flammable lint.
Family of Four Displaced after Dryer Catches Fire - By Megan Woo - NBC Channel 12 News (1/31/2016)
HENRICO, VA - A family of four was displaced after their dryer caught on fire.  When crews arrived on scene, they found smoke coming from the back of the building.  Crews said they found a fire coming from a dryer on the first floor of the apartment complex.  Fire officials say dryer fires peak in January due to winter clothes and the lint they produce.
High-rise Dryer Fire - By Alex N. Gecan - Connecticut Post (1/31/2016)
STAMFORD, CT - Though tenants had to wait outside for a bit as firefighters did their work, nobody was hurt after a dryer caught fire in a 12-story high rise.  Fire Capt. Michael Terenzio said that the fire started in a dryer on the third floor.  "The third floor was evacuated, and it looks like the damage was confined, except for, obviously, smoke damage," said Terenzio. As a precaution, firefighters recommend regularly cleaning highly flammable dryer lint out of traps and ducts.
Man Treated for Smoke Inhalation after Dryer Fire - Wirral Globe (1/29/2016)
PRENTON, MERSEYSIDE UK - A man was treated for smoke inhalation after attempting to put out a tumble dryer fire.  Firefighters were called and the man was assessed at the scene by paramedics.  Firefighters ventilated the property and carried out a home fire safety check before fitting two smoke alarms.  They remained at the scene for around 40 minutes.
Families Seek Help after Fire - By Donna Swicegood - Statesville Record & Landmark (1/28/2016)
STATESVILLE, NC - A fire, caused by a dryer, damaged a western Iredell County house and left two families without a place to live.  Fire damage was largely contained to the laundry room, said West Iredell Fire Chief Jerry Houston.  Houston said damage to the structure was estimated at $50,000.  West Iredell, Statesville Fire Engine 2 and Monticello fire departments, and the Iredell County Rescue Squad, responded.
Home Gutted by Fire - By Lisa Buckley - Nuneaton News (1/28/2016)
NUNEATON, UK - A warning is being issued to not leave appliances on while out following a major blaze.  A house fire has occurred in the Caldwell area of the town.  The cause of the blaze was a tumble dryer which had been left on while the residents where out.  The property suffered extensive damage with the kitchen, utility area and stairs destroyed, and the smoke and flames even reached to upstairs bedrooms, such was the intensity.  Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, which sent three crews to the emergency, say this is the second tumble dryer blaze in a week and it wants to appeal to people to keep appliance off when out as well as night time.
Fire Damages Condo - News 12 Connecticut (1/27/2016)
STAMFORD, CT - A family is without a home after a fire destroyed part of their condo in Stamford.  The fire broke out last night on Seaside Avenue.  Fire officials say it started in the dryer and then spread to other parts of the basement.  The Red Cross is now helping the family of three and their three cats...
Dryer Fire Damages Apartment - By Lisa Buckley - Go Erie (1/26/2016)
ERIE, PA - A dryer fire this evening heavily damaged a Franklin Terrace apartment building.  The fire began in the dryer near the kitchen and spread to the kitchen and to the building's exterior, Erie Deputy Fire Chief Mike Fahey said.  There was significant damage to the apartment's kitchen and a back porch area, Fahey said.  Five other apartment units received light smoke damage, authorities said.
Dryer Fire - WKYT CBS News (1/26/2016)
LEXINGTON, KY - The fire started around 1:30pm at the home on Majestic View Walk, near Sandersville Road.  The woman told firefighters that she opened her garage door and noticed smoke pouring out of the laundry room.  Firefighters say the woman had left the dryer running while she went to shop, and that is where the fire started.  Battalion Chief Todd Samuelson says the home suffered major smoke and fire damage, "It's always a good idea when you do leave your home not to leave your dryer running and also do the proper maintenance to the dryer vent itself and make sure that lint doesn't build up."
Six Displaced After Dryer Causes Fire - KVUE ABC News (1/26/2016)
AUSTIN, TX- Six people are displaced after a clothes dryer caused a fire at an apartment complex.  The fire, which caused about $50,000 in damage, happened at Mission James Place apartments.  Starting in a dryer and eventually ending up in an attic, the fire damaged three apartment buildings.
Lint Causes Fire - The Charlottetown Guardian (1/26/2016)
TRYON, PE CANADA - Lint from a clothes dryer caught fire and set a home ablaz, the P.E.I. Fire Marshal's Office has found.  "This fire has been ruled as accidental in nature with the origin in or around a clothes dryer in the porch/laundry area, on the main level of the home," says the report from the Fire Marshal's Office. "The cause is attributed to the ignition of lint in the dryer and/or duct work." "The structure sustained heavy fire damage to the main level of the dwelling and smoke and water damage throughout the remainder of the home," said the fire marshal.
Firefighters Extinguish Three-alarm Fire; Firefighter Injured - By Stephen Peterson - The Sun Chronicle (1/26/2016)
FRANKLIN, MA - Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire Tuesday in a multi-family home that injured a firefighter.  The fire heavily damaged the three-story, four-unit building and displaced several residents.  The fire department received a 911 call at noon for a report of a fire in a laundry dryer at the home.  Arriving firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the rear basement, Fire Chief Gary McCarraher said.  The fire quickly extended to the first and second floor of the building, triggering a three-alarm response," McCarraher said.
Woman Overcome by Smoke at Dryer Fire - Laconia Daily Sun (1/19/2016)
LACONIA, NH - A woman was overcome by smoke inhalation when fire swept through their apartment.  Capt. Bob Landry said he arrived to find smoke pouring from the rear door and a woman in respiratory arrest on the front stoop.  Immediately firefighters began treating the woman, who regained consciousness.  Landry said the fire started with a clothes dryer and that the first floor of the apartment was damaged by heat, smoke and water.  Deputy Fire Chief Kirk Beattie, who took command at the scene, estimated the cost of the damage at $50,000.
"Abundance of Lint" in Dryer Caused Fire - CBS Live 5 News (1/19/2016)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - NCFD officials say an abundance of lint in a dryer vent caused a fire at a home on Dorchester Road.  When fire crews arrived they found smoke coming from a double wide mobile home.  Firefighters reported finding the fire under the trailer, and quickly extinguished it.  According to authorities, six residents were displaced by the fire.  "The fire was caused by an abundance of lint in the dryer vent," NCFD officials said in a statement.  "Residents are reminded to clean out the lint trap each time the clothes dryer is used and to move the dryer to clean the attached vent about every six months."
Residents Displaced by Fire - By Ashleigh Livingston - Plattsburgh Press Republican (1/18/2016)
ROUSES POINT, NY - A fire at an apartment building ousted several people from their homes.  Rouses Point Fire Department was dispatched for a report of a dryer fire in one of the units.  Crews were able to confine the flames to that apartment, Rouses Point Assistant Fire Chief Walt Laramie said.  The unit, however, is completely unlivable, he told the Press-Republican, displacing five individuals.  There is "significant smoke and water damage to the rear of the building," Laramie said.
Lint in a Dryer Vent Caused a House Fire - ABC Western Mass News Channel 3 (1/17/2016)
SPRINGFIELD, MA - Lint in a dryer vent caused a fire to erupt at a home causing several thousand dollars in damages.  When firefighters arrived they found the fire in the cellar of the home in Springfield.  Crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames.  "Lint in the dryer vent is how the fire started," explained Aid to the Fire Commissioner, Dennis Leger.  The fire caused about $5,000 in damages to the single-family home.
Fire Crews Tackle Blaze - Lancashire Telegraph (1/16/2016)
BLACKBURN, UK - Firefighters were called out to extinguished a blaze in an overheated tumble dryer today.  On arrival two Blackburn crews found the occupants standing outside the property.  They found that the dryer had ignited and spread to the kitchen units and a washing machine.  The blaze was tackled with one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera.  There was severe fire damage to the kitchen and conservatory and modersate smoke damage to the ground floor of the home.
Family Loses Home in Dryer Fire - The Bradford Era (1/15/2016)
PORT ALLEGANY, PA - A mother and her five children lost their Port Allegany home in a dryer fire.  Fire Marshal Cpl. Greg Agosti said the fire originated in the laundry room as a result of a plugged dryer vent.  The clothes dryer was in operation when the vent became plugged inside the wall near the discharge point, causing the dryer to fail to dissipate heat and for lint to ignite within the system, according to Agosti.  He said damage is estimated at more than $250,000.
Firefighter, Man Injured after Dryer Fire - By Daniel Brown - Chicago Sun Times (1/15/2016)
BATAVIA, IL - A firefighter and another man were injured Thursday after a dryer caught fire in a home in Batavia.  Crews responded to the fire, according to a statement from the Batavia Fire Department.  The fire quickly spread throughout the 48-year-old man's trailer, fire officials said.  One firefighter received a minor facial injury from falling debris and was treated at the scene, fire officials said.  The man was treated for smoke inhalation and a minor hand burn at an area hospital.  The trailer was deemed a total loss and not inhabitable, according to fire officials.
Dryer Fire Causes Resident to Lose Everything - By Katherine Shepherd - WGXA ABC News Channel 16 (1/13/2016)
MACON, GA - A Macon woman said a dryer fire cost her everything.  The fire started in a home at around 11:00.  The woman said she was at home with her daughter when the child noticed that there was a problem.  "My daughter came into the room and she's like, 'Mama , the dryer's smoking.' And when I got up and went in the kitchen it was fire." While she lost everything, she is thankful that she and her daughter got out, and now they will work to start rebuilding their lives.
Clothes Dryer Fire Displaces Four - By Pashtana Usufzy - Las Vegas Sun (1/11/2016)
HENDERSON, NV - One adult and two children made it safely out of a Henderson house after a fire broke out in the laundry area this morning, according to the city's fire department.  Fire crews were called about 8:30 a.m., according to Henderson Fire Department spokeswoman Kathleen Richards and the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada.  The fire was caused by the clothes dryer, and an estimate of the total damage to the home was not immediately available, she said.  Two adults, two children and a dog were displaced.
Three Dryer Fires - CBC Hamilton (1/11/2016)
HAMILTON, ON, CANADA - Hamilton Fire crews had a busy Sunday evening fighting dryer fires at three separate locations, all reported in the span of just over an hour.  Fires on Paling Avenue in the east end and Ontario Avenue in Stinson were both contained within the dryer, but a reported ire on Locke Street North had spread some beyond the dryer, said Hamilton Fire spokesman Claudio Mostacci.  Two people were assessed for smoke inhalation, Mostacci said.
Teen Escapes from Apartment Fire - CBS Channel 8 News (1/11/2016)
CHULA VISTA, CA - Frightening moments for a teenager, who managed to escape a burning apartment unit.  The 14-year-old girl was home alone and sleeping, when a smoke alarm woke her up.  The girl was able to escape and firefighters were quickly on the scene before the fire spread.  Crews said a dryer caught on fire.  At least four people were displaced.
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