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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Clothes Dryer Catches Fire in Antioch Home?

6/13/2023 (Permalink)

A person removes lint from a lint trap. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Lake County.

Our local Northwest Lake County team responds to fire damage emergencies in Antioch 24 hours a day. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical fires are one of the leading causes of fire damage in the United States. Even a small, contained dryer fire machine can cause lots of smoke and soot damage to the rest of the house. Here are some clothes dryer fire statistics from the NFPA:

  • In 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 15,970 home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year
  • These fires caused annual averages of 13 civilian deaths, 444 civilian injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage
  • The vast majority of fires (92 percent) involved clothes dryers
  • The leading items first ignited in dryer fires were dust, fiber, or lint (26 percent of the total) and clothing (26 percent), while items first ignited in washing machine fires were part of the appliance itself, including wire or cable insulation (26 percent), appliance housing or casing (24 percent, and drive belt (11percent)

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