CLOTHES DRYERS and LINT FIRES
Thousands of fires are sparked every year by clogged dryer vents and hoses. To help stop potential for a dryer fire, try these simple steps. Clean the filter each time you use the dryer to provide the best results for drying your clothes. Ripped or loose lint screen, replace ASAP. Check the dryer hose in the spring and fall, clean or replace. Check the outside flap for lint, make sure it closes, and do not use oil on the hinge as this will attract more lint.