A fire in a Penhold home on Thursday originated at the plug for the clothes dryer. (Photo contributed)

Laundry room fire in Penhold

Damaged estimated at $2,000

A fire in a Penold home’s laundry room caused about $2,000 damage Thursday night.

Penhold Fire Department said firefighters responded at about 11:42 p.m. to a home on Larne Place, where a fire started near the clothes dryer.

“The plug was hot and had melted, and also had started the vapour barrier on fire,” said Lt. Max Johnston.

A family member reportedly heard a pop and spotted flames in the laundry room. The breaker was then turned off and the fire was smothered using a towel.

Fire Chief Jim Pendergast said the family did the right thing by calling 911, disconnecting the power and evacuating the building.

No injuries were reported.



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