14,043 – The number of clothes dryer-fires each year due to lint build up inside the dryer exhaust vent. $191,000,000 – Estimated cost of property loss from 2008-2010 residential fires that originated in clothing dryers due to lint build up. 34 – Percentage of residential fires due to failure to clean dryer vents. Lint, dust and fibre accounted for 28% of materials that ignited and caused fires. 396 – The number of people injured due to fires. Sadly, 29 people lost their lives as a result of these fires.