The Fire Service notified Energy Safety of a garage fire that may have been initiated by a faulty EPOD (Electrical Portable Outlet Device). The garage was significantly damaged in the fire
24 May 2016
EPODs / Power Boards / Multi-Plugs / Multi-boxes
Property damage level:
Extended to the room and structure containing the equipment
Outcome of investigation:
Energy Safety determined from information provided by the Fire Service that the most likely cause of the fire was a faulty connection within a portable EPOD (multi-board) over a period of time. The specific model and brand of EPOD was not identified, nor was the pre-fire condition of the EPOD, or how old the EPOD was.