Leading cause of dryer fires caused from failure to clean - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Leading cause of dryer fires caused from failure to clean

(Source: Marion Rural Fire Department) (Source: Marion Rural Fire Department)

MARION, SC (WMBF) - Marion Rural Fire Firefighters responded to Jeremy Road Sunday in reference to a dryer fire. The MRFD arrived on scene and found smoke in the residence, all occupants were out of the house.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, dryers and washing machines were involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2006-2010. The leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer fires was failure to clean.

The United States Fire Administration said, 2,900 home clothes dryers are reported every year and cause an estimated 5 deaths each year. The USFA also reported, more dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.  

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