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Dryer fire sends 2 to hospital in Norfolk
« on: April 10, 2014, 09:57:38 PM »
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Two people were taken to a hospital after a commercial dryer fire at Eggleston Services.

Six people were evaluated at the scene after the dryer sent smoke through the building, said Battalion Chief Julian Williamson. The two people who were taken to a hospital were exposed to smoke and are expected to be fine.

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Re: Dryer fire sends 2 to hospital in Norfolk
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 01:19:36 AM »
Most commercial dryers have BTU ratings higher than your furnace in your house.    If lint builds up by burner chamber,   and flame rises and heats up top,   lint can ignite.    Seen it happen a few times where whole dryer burned up -   one time,   the idiots had couch cushions stored on the top of the dryer.    Flame rises a little and BINGO - fire.    Be interesting to know if they did something like that here. 
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Re: Dryer fire sends 2 to hospital in Norfolk
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 03:18:43 PM »
Bad deal, I really dis like the duplexes and quads that have the ventilation from dryer through the concrete floor, or up and over and back down, I won't warranty a dryer of mine if they are plugged. I let the customer know, get maint. to clean out, or pay me to do it. Cause on site maint.  they rarely do. Wonder why the thermal didn't close out on that one that produced the fire?

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Re: Dryer fire sends 2 to hospital in Norfolk
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, 02:52:19 AM »
Depends where the lint built up.    If too much of it around burner chamber,   could have ignited right before the hi limit trips.    I have seen more that a few of these happen.   Lint also builds up badly around front and inside of these,   and once ignited,    fire spreads through dryer pretty good.    That is why I recommend an anual cleanout to my customers.     

 I have a beauty shop right now as my customer,   I have them set up once a year to go there and clean it out.    They have had 2 fires in the past.   Also several hotels and nursing homes  same thing.   
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