Dryer Catches Fire in Alachua Apartment Complex
Published September 23rd, 2013
ALACHUA - A wet Monday was made even worse for one Alachua woman because of some unexpected extra wet laundry.
City of High Springs Firefighters responded to a fire in Alachua caused by a dryer at One 51 Place Apartments.
Fire rescue officials were able to quickly put out what they believe was an electrical fire centered in the laundry room.
The fire department responded to a 911 call placed by an apartment resident.
Firefighters unplugged the dryer before using a dry chemical extinguisher to put out the flames.
Each year dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss.
To help prevent accidents like this one firefighters encourage everyone to check the lint traps and wiring on their dryers.
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