Washing machine was suspected as a possible cause in a house fire

Energy type: 
Electricity
 
Event summary: 
A washing machine was suspected as a possible cause in a house fire. An investigation by Energy Safety, and a consequential audit of the appliance, found no compliance issues or evidence to attribute the machine due to the extent of the damage. The house was destroyed.
 
Accident ID: 
160812-05
 
Accident date: 
10 August 2016
 
Site: 
Domestic
 
Environment: 
Building
 
Voltage: 
230
 
Equipment: 
Washing Machines
 
Accident type: 
Fire
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
No injury
 
Property damage level: 
Extended to the site
 
Outcome of investigation: 

A house fire was suspected to have been caused by a washing machine left unattended. Due to the extent of the damage it was not possible to determine the cause.