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Fire in middle school classroom caused by faulty light fixture

Incident Investigation

Fire in middle school classroom caused by faulty light fixture

February 9, 2021

Electrical

Reference Number:

II-1144715-2021 (#20737)



Location: Abbotsford

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

Incident overview

A fire in a classroom at an Abbotsford middle school occurred when a 4’ wall-mounted fluorescent light fixture reached a high enough temperature to ignite the acrylic cover over the lamps. The teacher pulled the fire alarm and evacuated the classroom.

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