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California fire investigators seize utility equipment

Oct 9 2020 SAN FRANCISCO — Fire investigators looking into what caused a wildfire that killed four people in far Northern California have taken possession of equipment belonging to Pacific Gas and Electric, the utility reported Friday. PG&E said in a filing with the Public Utilities Commission that investigators with the California Department of Forestry […]

W.E. Energies Smart Meter Likely Culpable in House Fire Causing $100,000 in Damages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2020                                                                                      WAUKESHA – The local house fire to which the Waukesha Fire Department responded on July 6th, 2020, was most likely caused or exacerbated by one of WE Energies’ AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) or “smart” meters, which are known to be faulty and have been implicated in previous house fires […]

Vancouver man’s smartphone bursts into flames

Jon Woodward Reporter, CTV News Vancouver Saturday, July 4, 2020  VANCOUVER — A Vancouver man is describing a “crazy moment” when he says his Samsung smartphone burst into flames as it sat in his passenger seat — while he was driving. Matt Chernoff pulled to a stop in his building’s parkade to douse the flames, glad […]

Smart Meter Fires in Quebec being Ignored

Coalition to Stop Smart Meters Subject: Update 2018-12-10   Smeter fires in Quebec being ignored – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-12-10-smeter-fires-in-quebec-being-ignored/   A professional Engineer is speaking out about some of the dangers associated with the smeters. In Quebec, this issue is being ignored, just as it is in BC.  They are all hoping we will become frustrated and […]

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 […]

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