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iPhone Catches on Fire in Man’s Pocket, Causing Severe Burns, says New Lawsuit

Lawsuit Claims iPhone Was Defective and Lacked Appropriate Safety Features NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, August 09, 2018 /24-7PressRelease A South Carolina man caught on fire after the battery in his iPhone 6 exploded, according to a recent lawsuit. The phone was in his pocket, when it heated up, exploded and set his clothes on fire, causing […]

Itron : 2 Michigan smart meter fires spark warning from Battle Creek crews

By: 24 Hour News 8 web staff    Posted: Jun 08, 2018 11:26 AM EDT BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Fire crews are asking people living in Battle Creek’s Washington Heights neighborhood to be vigilant as authorities try to determine what caused a pair of electric meter fires. The fires happened within a half hour of each […]

Hydro meter fire in Ontario

CTV Barrie Published Saturday, May 26, 2018 7:23PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 27, 2018 6:50PM EDT The Ontario Fire Marshall’s office has wrapped up its investigation into an early morning fire which destroyed two homes in the community of Baxter. The fire broke out at home on Murphy Road near County Road 10 shortly […]

Ottawa house fire, Power Surges in Neighbouring homes

An Ottawa home catches fire from surge at electrical meter, while 5 or 6 homes next door also had surges / burn marks   Neighbours also experienced power surge April 17, 2018 Dana Laflamme’s electrical panel now has a large burn mark beside it. http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1213056579853/ There are many examples of power surges occurring causing fires, […]

5 Lawsuits in California over Smart Meter Fires

Lawsuits claim faulty PG&E Smart Meters started house fires A device resting on the side of about ten million home in central and northern California is at the center of several lawsuits Friday, November 17, 2017 12:28AM FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN)  It can happen in a flash. Fiery videos posted to YouTube by several homeowners show […]

Smart Meter Fire at Quinte West FIRE HALL

  October 1st, 2017 by Brock Ormond Trenton / Quinte, Ontario The Quinte West Fire department’s response to a late Saturday afternoon fire was very fast – it was at their own station. Around 5 p.m. yesterday, Fire Captain Chris Wigley and another firefighter were in the office at their headquarters on 165 Front Street in […]

Another power meter catches fire at Regina home

The charred remains of a power meter after a fire at a home on Pettingell Street in Regina Monday evening. (Adam Hunter/CBC)   ‘I’m glad it happened today,’ says homeowner just back from holiday CBC News Posted: Jul 31, 2017 9:45 PM CT Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017 9:45 PM CT   Ground shifting due to the […]

Toronto Smart Meter Fire

A GTA resident recently came home to find his hydro smart meter fully engulfed in flames. Kevin Zeller soon found out he was responsible for most of the hardware used by Hydro One and was slapped with a bill for $5,000. – FULL VIDEO

Smart meter fire in Florida killed 12 horses, injured more

“12 horses dead. Two firefighters hurt after a fire at South Florida Trotting Center in West Lake Worth.” A smart meter fire in Florida killed 12 horses, injured more.  GE smeter, program started in 2009. “Fire investigators said it was an electrical malfunction that blew the power meter, which in turn set a large pile […]

Smart Meter Fire in Owen Sound

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:15 PM by Matthew Sanderson Fire officials say a number of electrical issues could have caused the small fire. A picture of the damage caused by a fire in a smart meter in Owen Sound. (photo from @IAFF531)  Owen Sound, Ontario A smart meter caught on fire at a home in Owen Sound. […]

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