Garage fire may have been initiated by faulty EPOD

Energy type: 
Electricity
 
Event summary: 
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
 
Accident ID: 
160609-11a
 
Accident date: 
24 May 2016
 
Site: 
Domestic
 
Environment: 
Building
 
Voltage: 
230
 
Equipment: 
EPODs / Power Boards / Multi-Plugs / Multi-boxes
 
Accident type: 
Fire
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
No injury
 
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.