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|Think Twice Before that Trip to the Dry Cleaners
|(IRN)-The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is issuing a warning about dry cleaning equipment that could end up on fire, or even exploding. The office says it has received complaints that labels identifying whether a machine can take combustible solvents have been altered, making it possible that a dry cleaner would put a flammable or combustible solvent in a machine that can't take it.
OSFM spokesman Louis Pukelis says there've been no reports of fires or explosions, but he says the agency is trying to get the word out to local fire departments, which could notify dry cleaners and perhaps inspect them, if that's something that the local fire department does.
Pukelis says complaints here in Illinois have been forwarded to the Illinois attorney general's office.
(Source: Illinois Radio Network)
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