An overheated clothes dryer burst into flames in the laundry room of the Paws in Paradise (formerly Adix Pet Bed and Bath) Wednesday night at 21100 72nd Ave. W., in Edmonds.
“Fire District 1 received the call at 6:15 p.m.,” said spokesperson Leslie Hynes. “The fire was contained to the clothes dryer itself. Damage was minimal, restricted to minor smoke damage in the laundry room where the fire began.”
According to Hynes, one worker was exposed to smoke and evaluated at the scene. All animals were safe and accounted for, with the exception of one cat who escaped the building.
— Story and photo by Larry Vogel