Fire in single-family dwelling due to an overloaded connection
November 3, 2021
Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)
Multiple power bars, extension cords, and multi-unit outlet adapters were used to replace permanent wiring in the bedroom of a single-family home. The outlet, where the first power bar was connected, eventually overheated melting the plastic of the receptacle and igniting the wall.