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Clothes Dryers

-Clothes dryers accounted for the largest share of appliance and tool fires between 1994 - 1998

-There were 14,300 clothes dryer fires in U.S. homes in 1998, resulting in 19 deaths, 312 injuries and $67.7 million in direct property damage.

-Turn the dryer off when leaving the home.

-Dryers must be vented to the outside ONLY.

-Clean the lint tray frequently.