Have you ever left your laundry on top of the dryer?
According to one woman, leaving your clothing on top of your dryer might be extremely dangerous. Tracy Crozier-Bovay is warning people how dangerous that practice can be after a fire started in her laundry room, IJR reports.
In an Aug. 1 Facebook post, Crozier-Bovay writes:
Here's my PSA for today...this is my dryer. Jacki had done laundry and before she left last evening to go out, she pulled the clothes from inside the dryer and put them on top of the dryer and left. She came home last night a little before 11 and opened the door and could not even walk in because the house was filled with smoke.
She called the non emergency line of 911 (never one to panic) and the fire dept was there in a flash (all 4 trucks‼️) They quickly found the problem--the clothes actually started a fire sitting ON TOP of the dryer because they were probably too hot when she pulled them out! I've done it a hundred times.
The fire chief said never even pull the clothes from dryer and throw them on the couch to fold--they can ignite. So everything is A-ok--our kitties bolted out once she opened the door but were found later and are fine and the house def has smoke damage but we'll assess that later when we go back in. But Thank God that is all and actually a great lesson to learn and pass on!
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries due to dryer fires, IJR reports.
Something to keep in mind the next time you do your laundry.