Portable electric heater causes a structural fire



Reference number
II-790702-2018 (#18758)

Location: Armstrong

Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system

Incident overview

A portable electric heater with a heat setting on high was plugged into a wall receptacle. The heater created a thermal build-up at the wall receptacle resulting in a structural fire and substantial damage to the adjacent building.


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