15 Die Annually in Clothes-Dryer Fires

February 2007
Fire Chief;Feb2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p15
Trade Publication
The article presents a report from the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Data Center about clothes dryer-fires. It highlights 12,700 fire incidents occurred in residential buildings annually between 2002 and 2004. Such fires were considered responsible for an estimated 15 civilian fire deaths, 300 civilian fire injuries, and $88 million in property loss a year. The report is said to be part of its Topical Fire Research Series based on data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.


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