Published: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 --- 8:00 p.m.
In Adams County, the humane society's dryer is believed to be the cause of a fire that forced shelter volunteers to evacuate more than 30 animals Monday morning.
Firefighters respond to around 3,000 dryer-related calls each year around the country. They say the main cause is simply a lack of cleaning.
"Make sure you keep your dryer vents clean, your vent tubing as well," said Brad Subera with the Middleton Fire Dept. "Every three months is a good idea to look at the tubing and make sure it's cleaned out, make sure the exhaust hole on the exterior of the building is clear."