Ceiling fire caused by loose light connection

Energy type: 
Electricity
 
Event summary: 
Energy Safety was notified of a small fire in ceiling void of a house, and an occupant received treatment from FENZ and St John for smoke inhalation at the scene.
 
Accident ID: 
171125-01
 
Accident date: 
25 November 2017
 
Site: 
Domestic
 
Environment: 
Building
 
Voltage: 
230
 
Equipment: 
Light fitting
 
Accident type: 
Fire
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
Asphyxiation, Toxicity
 
Property damage level: 
Restricted to the direct vicinity of the equipment
 
Outcome of investigation: 

A small fire in the ceiling void of a house was likely to have been caused by a loose connection between a light bulb and lamp holder of old electrical installation in the hallway of a house. The house owner treated at scene by St Johns for smoke inhalation. No further investigation was deemed necessary.