Glass frontage on flame-effect fire shattered

Energy type: 
LPG
 
Event summary: 
The Fire Service advised Energy Safety of an event where an apparent detonation in a flame-effect fire shattered the glass front of the fire.
The glass front of the flame-effect fire was destroyed.
 
Accident ID: 
170616-02
 
Accident date: 
14 June 2017
 
Site: 
Domestic
 
Environment: 
Building
 
Voltage: 
1
 
Equipment: 
Space heater flued radiant/convection
 
Accident type: 
Fire and explosion
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
No injury
 
Property damage level: 
Restricted to the direct vicinity of the equipment
 
Outcome of investigation: 

The glass was found pooled at the base of the fire. This is not consistent with a typical flame-effect fire (delayed ignition) explosion. It is believed that the glass front simply fell off the flame-effect fire.