No injuries after small fire at home of former councilwoman

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 10:19 a.m. CST
The burnt dryer of former First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton sits outside her home following a dryer fire on Wednesday morning.

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Fire Department responded to a small fire at the home of former First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton on Wednesday morning.

Crayton's dryer caught fire while her son was doing laundry. There were no injuries.

Five trucks from the department arrived at Crayton's home at about 8:30 a.m., but four left after the fire was quickly extinguished, Assistant Fire Marshal Shawn McCollom said.

McCollom suggested keeping dryer vents clean to prevent similar fires.

Supervising editor is Richard Webner.

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