Dryer sparks fire at Chesapeake motel

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – No one was hurt when a dryer sparked a fire at a Chesapeake motel Saturday evening.

Captain Scott Saunders with the Chesapeake Fire Department said firefighters were called to the Budget Lodge located in the 3200 block of Western Branch Boulevard around 6:45 p.m. Crews found a dryer on fire inside a utility room on the two-story motel’s first floor.

The fire was contained to the dryer.

Saunders said the fire appears to have been caused by a mechanical malfunction.

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