Damage to electrical receptable due to arcing

Incident Investigation

Damage to electrical receptable due to arcing

May 1, 2022

Electrical

Reference Number:

II-1368066-2022 (#27674)



Location: Mission

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

Incident overview

A receptacle in the garage of a single-family house overheated due to arcing causing heat and smoke damage to the receptable and outlet box. It is likely that the cause of the incident was a loose termination point on the receptacle.

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