Clothes Dryer Fire Safety: Quick Facts

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    Based on 2008-2010 annual averages:

    • 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
    • Failure to clean the dryer (34 percent) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
    • More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.

    Source: U.S. Fire Administration

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