Almost 3000 fires are reported every year due to dryers. This accounts for $35M in property loss, 5 deaths and 100 injuries each year. This is why you should clean your lint trap before every use and also get your ductwork cleaned yearly.
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You may also read this topical fire report PDF:
Fire safety in the home is paramount. Check back for information coming later about fire alarms.
*The FEMA website has provided the information listed above. Please check out their website for more detailed information and to learn more about fire safety with home appliances.