Malfunctioning laundry equipment sparks house fire
WALLA WALLA – A malfunctioning dryer in a first-floor laundry room started a fire that spread to the second floor and into the attic space of a home on the 1100 block of Hobson Street at 1:38 p.m. Friday.
Firefighters went to work extinguishing the fire after it was confirmed all occupants were safely out of the home. Firefighters had the fire controlled at 2:05 p.m., but remained on scene until 3:30 p.m. to investigate, clean up and ensure the fire had no flare-ups.
No injuries were reported. Property and content losses are estimated at $150,000.
The residence did have working smoke detectors.