ABSTRACT

Clothes Dryer Fires in Residential Buildings   [open pdf - 666KB]

"For many households and other establishments, the clothes dryer is an indispensable convenience and necessity. However, if clothes dryers are not properly installed or maintained, critical fires can occur. Using the latest 3 years of data, from 2002 to 2004, the yearly national fire loss for clothes dryer fires in structures is estimated at $99 million. Each year, these losses result from an estimated 15,600 fires that required a fire department response. These clothes dryer fires cause an annual average of approximately 400 injuries and 15 fatalities."

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Date:
2007-01
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Public Domain
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U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (January 2007), v.7 no.1
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