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Open service neutral condition leads to fire damage in carport

Incident Investigation

Open service neutral condition leads to fire damage in carport

November 19, 2019

Electrical

Reference Number:

II-1200345-2021 (#22189)



Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

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

Incident overview

A melted overhead conductor on a 120/240 Volt service resulted in fire damage to a home’s communication boxes, cables and the surrounding walls and ceilings in the carport. Lack of separation between the neutral and the service line conductor compression connectors was the likely cause of the incident.

 

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