Dryer Vent Cleaning Sacramento: Dryer Fire in Animal Shelter Kills 15 Cats

Dryer vent cleaning Sacramento: The Dryer Vent Cleaning Wizard of Sacramento was saddened to hear of a recent dryer fire that claimed the lives of 15 cats in an animal shelter.

The cats were in cages waiting to be adopted. The entire cat-sheltering area, laundry, and offices were destroyed. Damage was estimated at $500,000.

The fire occurred just after midnight, the dryer was running at the time; however, there was no one at the shelter when the blaze started. Dryer manufacturers and dryer vent service technicians strongly advise consumers and business owners to NEVER leave the premises or go to sleep when the dryer is running.

Word spread quickly about the fire and 10 shelter volunteers went to the scene to help firefighters rescue 10 other cats and all 14 dogs. The dogs were able to escape injury because of a glass door separating them form the area where the fire broke out.

A woman living in an upstairs apartment was sleeping when her daughter’s pit bull-boxer mix, Baby, began barking to wake her up. Though she did have operating smoke detectors, she did not hear them go off. She was very grateful for the dog barking and jumping on her. Though she is not much of a fan of dogs, she will be re-evaluating her stance on this issue now.

Employees are saddened by the loss of the cats; but, thankful for those that were rescued. Some of the surviving animals are being cared for by humane society staffers; others are at a veterinary emergency service.

Gina Fazil, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard in Sacramento, reminds consumers and business owners to have dryer vent cleaning performed periodically to eliminate a serious fire hazard. Dryer lint is bad enough; add large amounts of animal hair and you have the ingredients necessary for a devastating dryer fire.

Gina M. Fazil is a franchise owner/operator of Dryer Vent Wizard Dry Clothes, Safe Homes, servicing areas in California, including Sacramento, Elk Grove, Folsom, Eldorado Hills, Roseville, Fairfield, Vacaville, Loomis, Lincoln, Davis, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Placerville, Vallejo and neighboring cities and communities.

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