Lakeville Helps Farmington Battle House Fire
Fire tip: Help prevent dryer fires.
Help prevent dryer fires:
Always make sure the lint filter is in place & make sure to clean it out after each use. Failure to clean out lint traps is the main cause of dryer fires.
Make sure the dryer is properly vented and that dryer vent flaps are not freezing shut or sticking (especially in winter).
Pull out the dryer occasionally to vacuum away any lint buildup inside the vent, behind or underneath the dryer. Learn how to remove the front panel of a dryer and vacuum inside there as well.
From Sept. 3 to Sept. 9, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 14 calls for service: 1 mutual aid to Farmington for a structure fire, 1 building fire, 2 medicals, 1 gas spill, and 1 gas leak.