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Article Date: 08/13/2012
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USFA Reviews Most-Recent Data on Clothes Dryer Fires
Fires associated with clothes dryers are linked annually to five deaths, 100 injuries and $35 million in property loss, according to August 7 data from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Its report covered fires in residential buildings from 2008 to 2010. The agency noted that 84% “of clothes dryer fire that occurred in building took place in residential buildings” It noted that “operational deficiency” is the primary cause of such fires in 46.6% of cases. USFA emphasized the risks of ... Log in to view full article.