Clothes Dryer Tip Sheet

Lint in dryer leads to fire

In Iowa, the Dubuque Fire Department reports that lint in a dryer exhaust duct started an early morning fire recently at a mobile home. Firefighters were able to quickly locate the fire under the mobile home and extinguish it. According to KCRG-TV9, the homeowner told authorities he heard the smoke alarm was able to escape unharmed from the mobile home. NFPA's Clothes Dryer Safety tip sheet provides reminders on how to prevent a dryer fire.

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