Dryer fire damages house in Tacoma Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on May 9, 2013 at 9:59 am | May 9, 2013 9:59 am Tacoma firefighters this morning knocked down a house fire that started in the dryer, the department said. The fire was reported about 9:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of E. George Street. Crews found that flames had spread throughout the laundry room. The blaze was doused quickly and no one was injured. An estimate of damages wasn’t immediately available.