NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - On Saturday night at 10:14 p.m., the North Caldwell Police Department responded to Soder Road after they received a call from the homeowner reporting a fire in her dryer. According to North Caldwell Fire Chief John D'Ascensio, when officers arrived at the scene, the home had been already been evacuated and there was heavy smoke coming from the house while the smoke detectors were going off.
Soder Road, North Caldwell Credit: Google Maps
The Fire Department then arrived, upplugged the dryer, extinguished the fire and removed the dryer from the home. They also checked to see if the fire had caused any additional damage.
D'Ascensio reported that firefighters used exhaust fans to remove the heavy residual smoke condition throughout the home.
There were no injuries reported and there was minor damage to the home.