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.

There are many examples of power surges occurring causing fires, damaging appliances, etc. after smeters have been installed, but not occurring when the home has an analog. If anyone notices any similar electrical events, e.g. lights flickering or fridges cycling on and off, call BC Hydro / FortisBC immediately.