News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 01/28/2013
Subject :

Coin-Operated Dryer Fire
Contact : Niles Broussard, Battalion Chief    650-329-2615
Palo Alto, CA –This morning at 6:21 AM, Palo Alto Fire units were dispatched to a reported fire in a dryer at "The Coin-op Laundry" located at 3894 El Camino Real. Palo Alto fire crews arrived on scene, where smoke filled the structure and flames were seen coming from the dryer. The fire was quickly extinguished. Damage was limited to the two dryers and the wall behind them. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. No reported injuries to civilians or responding City personnel from Fire, Utilities and Building. Fire Department responders included Engine 5, Engine 2, Truck 6, Rescue 2, Medic 1, Battalion 6 and a Fire Inspector.