Did you Know what one of the leading causes of houes fires was?

Clothes Dryers and Washing Machines Fact Sheet

In 2006, an estimated 17,700 reported U.S. non-confined or confined home*

structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines (including

combination washer/dryers) resulted in an estimated:

• 15 civilian deaths

• 360 civilian injuries

• $194 million in direct property damage

• Most (81%) non-confined home structure fires involving washers or

dryers began in a laundry room or area.

• Most of these home fires involve clothes dryers (92% in 2003-2006).

• The risk of fire is slightly higher for gas-fueled clothes dryers than for

electric-powered clothes dryers.

• The leading cause (29% of fires) of home clothes dryer and washer fires was

failure to clean.


Estimates are derived from the U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)

Version 5.0 and NFPA’s annual fire department experience survey.

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