Big call in North Admiral = dryer fire

Seattle Fire had a full-size response headed for the 1500 block of 44th SW – and it turned out to be a dryer fire in the basement, per radio exchange. Most of the dispatched units have been dismissed.

3 Replies to "Big call in North Admiral = dryer fire"

  • just wondering August 12, 2020 (8:23 pm)

    Better too many than not enough.

  • uncle loco August 13, 2020 (5:04 am)

    Clean your lint filter on the dryer every load. Make sure the outside vent is clear of lint and depending on the amount of laundry you do you should disconnect the flex hose and clear out as much lint you can from that. Its no joke, you’d be surprised how fast that stuff builds up and creates a fire hazard. Routine maintenance  also makes your clothes dry faster. I’m not saying that was the cause of this fire but lint buildup is the most common cause of dryer fires.

  • Calires August 13, 2020 (11:55 am)

    If you live in one of the townhouses built in the last 15 years or so, it’s worth checking to make sure your dryer hose doesn’t just blow lint into your attic.  That was the case with all of the townhouses in my complex and the repair person said that this has been the case on almost all the new construction he’s done maintenance on.  Just another lazy, cost-cutting feature of hobby developers who are behind a lot of this construction.

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