Saturday, May 1 2010 11:19 AM EDT2010-05-01 16:19:26 GMT
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
A Tucson family was temporarily displaced from its east
side residence after a fire sparked in the laundry room.
The homeowner heard the smoke alarm going off and smelled
a smoky odor while doing laundry, so she cleaned out the machine's lint trap
and turned the dryer back on, officials said. The alarm went off a second time
and she saw heavy smoke and heard a popping sound.
She reportedly closed the laundry room door and left her
home with her three dogs in the 7700 block of E. Edison before calling 911.
Tucson Fire Department crews shut off the gas and electric
to the residence for safety precautions and were able to extinguish flames
found in the dryer.
Building Safety officials said the house was safe to live
No injuries were reported and the Red Cross was not needed,
according to TFD Capt. Barrett Baker.
Department officials say the leading cause of dryer fires is
failure to clean them. Officials suggest to clean out the lint trap prior to
dryer use and do not turn on the machine before leaving the residence.