According to the U.S.Fire Administration’s (USFA’s) National
Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)….
Taking care of your clothes dryer is important for home fire safety!!
— The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them. …
–An estimated 2,900 home dryer fires happen every year, causing 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
–Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential buildings was higher in the fall and winter months,peaking in January at 11 percent.
–Failure to clean (34 percent) was the leading factor contributing to the ignition of clothesdryer fires in residential buildings.