ConFire Extinguishes Dryer Fire in Clayton

March 11, 2014 12:44 pm · 10 comments

ConFire extinguished a dryer fire in the garage of a home on Mountaire Parkway in Clayton just before 1pm on Tuesday.

No injuries and no major damaged were reported.

just me March 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Interesting side note-not sure when it started but Station 6 now has a “squad” like they have set up at Station 1. Makes sense since they avg they say station 6 is the busiest station within ConFire.

For those of you have that haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend the Pulse Point app-if you know CPR it’s a must have app.

Correct Info March 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM

The correct info regarding the “squad” is that it was moved from the Walnut Creek station to the Concord station. There is still only one squad in the ConFire

Dorothy March 11, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Neighbor had a dryer fire. Learned 2 lessons. One – if you have a gas dryer don’t let it keep running if you are not home. Two – clean that filter.

@just me - please explain March 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Please explain what ‘a squad’ is. Also, please explain where station 1 and Station 6 are. Your info may be interesting, but I think most of us don’t know what it means.

J. March 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

A squad is a small pick up truck with a camper shell on it. Carries two EMTs/Firefighters.

anon March 11, 2014 at 2:51 PM

….back to topic, Was this a Gas or Electric dryer?

just me March 11, 2014 at 2:52 PM

@Correct Info-thanks for the update, just noticed it today as it was responding to the fire in Clayton.

Retired Anon March 11, 2014 at 3:16 PM

@#4, A Squad is a band-aid that was put in place due to the budget woes. It carries 2 people, one is an EMT, the other is a Paramedic. MINIMAL Firefighting gear. Station 1 is on Civic in Walnut Creek. Station 6 is downtown Concord.

Cat Wrangler March 11, 2014 at 3:46 PM

We wondered what all of the sirens were. TY ConFire for protecting our community and putting out the fire. Great job!

Originsl G March 11, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Last year found chunks of lint on my roof while cleaning gutters. Metal dryer exhaust duct up thru roof had 20 plus years of lint build up in it.
Took top of vent off, turned dryer on air fluff and used 20 foot piece of corrugated sump pump hose to break it free.
Amazing amount of lint that came out, looked like a dust bunny by time I was done and roof looked like it had snowed,
Wear Safety glasses and maybe a dust mask.

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