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Surge suppressor ignited causing fire damage to main panel board and wiring in a single-family home

Incident Investigation

Surge suppressor ignited causing fire damage to main panel board and wiring in a single-family home

February 13, 2021

Electrical

Reference Number:

II-1147517-2021 (#20823)



Location: Castlegar

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

Incident overview

A pole mounted transformer was delivering inconsistent voltages to houses in the neighborhood. As a result, a surge suppressor ignited causing damage to the electrical panel and wiring in a single-family home.

 

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