Surge suppressor ignited causing fire damage to main panel board and wiring in a single-family home



Reference number
II-1147517-2021 (#20823)

Location: Castlegar

Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)

Incident overview

A pole mounted transformer was delivering inconsistent voltages to houses in the neighborhood. As a result, a surge suppressor ignited causing damage to the electrical panel and wiring in a single-family home.