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Dryer fire damages home on Margarita Avenue

Original post made on Nov 21, 2012

Palo Alto firefighters used a garden hose to extinguish a dryer fire Tuesday afternoon at 1:57 p.m. in the 200 block of Margarita Avenue.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 9:13 AM

Comments

Posted by Cur Mudgeon, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Nov 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

The moral of the story is don't leave your appliances on when you are away. Dryers overheat; washers overflow or become unbalanced; dishwashers melt and ignite fallen plastic utensils. Sorry for the resident, smoke damage is messy.


Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Cur Mudgeon is absolutely right. I think a lot of people don't realize that they should clean their dryer duct annually AT LEAST. It also helps your clothes dry faster, if fire prevention isn't enough of a reason.