Fire damages electrical receptacle and exterior siding of single-family dwelling
July 29, 2022
Location: Port Coquitlam
Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)
The exterior of a single-family home was being pressure washed when water entered a receptacle resulting in shorting, arcing, overheating, and subsequent fire. The provided dry type receptacle cover plate, which is not designed to prevent moisture ingress, was a contributing factor.