Casper Firefighters Respond To Dryer Fire
Casper firefighters on Thursday evening responded to a structure fire in the 500 block of South Jackson Street.
According to Casper Fire-EMS, crews were called out at roughly 5:30 p.m.
When they arrived, firefighters were told that a resident extinguished a fire behind a clothes dryer. Firefighters verified that the fire was out and there was no danger to inhabitants.
The cause of the fire was determined to be a buildup of lint, clothing and debris behind the fire.
"According to the National Fire Protection Association, one-third of dryer fires are caused by a failure to clean them," Casper Fire-EMS said in a prepared statement. "27-percent of all dryer fires are started when dust, fiber or lint is ignited. Please be sure to clean your clothes dryer lint traps, venting and dryers on a regular basis according to manufacturers instructions."
Casper Police and an ambulance from Banner Health also responded to the call.