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Main distribution panelboard in single family dwelling catches fire

Incident Investigation

Main distribution panelboard in single family dwelling catches fire

February 13, 2021

Electrical

Reference Number:

II-2195416-2021 (#20823)



Location: Castlegar

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

Incident overview

A 120/240 volt surge suppressor was installed in the basement area of a single family dwelling. The surge suppressor failed and ignited while providing over-voltage protection, causing a fire that damaged the panelboard. The property owner called 911, manually opened the main breaker, and evacuated the dwelling.

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