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Fire prevention - clothes dryer safety tips

OLYMPIA — In a 2020 report published by the NFPA, clothes dryers caused four percent of home structure fires in 2014 through 2018. Last year in Washington State, there were a reported 352 fires caused by appliances which included clothes dryers. More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months and peak in the month for January.

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents of clothes dryer fire safety by practicing the following steps, do not use the dryer without a lint filter, clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry. Don’t forget to clean t...


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