Author photo

By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Fire prevention - clothes dryer safety tips


November 23, 2022

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 t...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Cheney Free Press
Ritzville Adams County Journal
Whitman County Gazette
Odessa Record
Franklin Connection
Davenport Times
Spokane Valley News Herald
Colfax Daily Bulletin

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023