Updated 2:38 p.m. Dryer Fire at Winn Street Laundry Center

Laundromat was filled with smoke, but now the fire is out.

Updated 2:35 p.m.

Firefighters responded to a small fire at the Winn Street Laundry Center around 1:30 p.m.

According to Firefighter and Selectman Michael Runyan, the fire began in a working dryer. The fire caused the glass in front of the dryer to blow out, filling the laundromat with smoke.

Runyan said nobody was injured in the incident. Firefighters offered those inside the opportunity to be transported to the hospital for smoke-inhalation evaluation but all refused.

"There was a good amount of smoke" Runyan said.

Fire Chief Steve Yetman said the cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Prevention Unit. There is also no word yet as to when the laundromat will reopen.

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.

Burlington Patch editor Richard Hosford is on the scene at the laundromat fire at 38 Winn St. 

Hosford says the fire is now out, but that the whole laundromat had been filled with smoke after a dryer caught on fire.

Apparently the dryerful of clothes burnt.

Hosford will file more information on this story shortly.



Firefighters reportedly have run one line, and are putting a ladder on the roof of, a commercial laundry at 38 Winn St.

Light smoke is said to be showing.

Stay with Burlington Patch for more on this story.


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