A malfunctioning clothes dryer caused a home fire on Moreno Avenue on Friday afternoon, according to the Palo Alto Fire Department.
The fire was reported at 4:37 p.m. at 920 Moreno Ave. and occurred in a stacked washer/dryer unit. The fire scorched a wall and caused smoke damage, but no one was injured, Capt. Doug Conn said. No estimate has been placed on the damage to the home but about $1,000 damage was done to the washer/dryer, Conn said.