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Fire Services update on Korah Rd. residential fire

Thursday, November 22, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE. MARIE
FIRE SERVICES

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In the early morning hours of November 20, 2012, Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services (SSMFS) personnel responded to a residential structure fire in the 500 block of Korah Road.

Upon arrival, SSMFS encountered the northern exterior of the home totally engulfed in flames. 

Thirteen responding firefighters brought the fire under control in less than 30 minutes.

An awake family member was alerted by the smell of smoke and soon after warned other family members who immediately called 9-1-1. 

All exited the home to safety. 

Working smoke alarms located throughout the home eventually sounded.

Fire Services’ investigation determined the cause to be an energized extension cord that originated from the attached garage.

There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

SSMFS would like to remind residents that extension cords are not to be used as permanent wiring and only to use electrical products that are certified and approved for use in Canada.

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rymac35 11/22/2012 10:20:33 PM Report

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT WAS PLUGGED INTO THIS CORD AND CAUSED THE FIRE CAUSE ITS ALMOST A HUNDRED PERCENT IMPOSSIBLE FOR AN EXENSION CORD TO JUST CATCH ON FIRE WITHOUT THE BREAKER TRIPPING
mudrunner 11/22/2012 10:36:46 PM Report

A glade plugins maybe what does it matter it burnt now.
KMF61MCF 11/22/2012 11:49:31 PM Report

Garage? i thought they turned the garage into living space few years back?
Khieta 11/23/2012 7:50:17 AM Report

No the garage was not a living space, it was a garage. Im guessing it was a chest freezer or other such device that was in use.
Khieta 11/23/2012 7:52:43 AM Report

Also, the cord does not need to be plugged into anything other than a power source to start a fire. If it was left plugged in and damage to the cord via rodents and weather damage could have started the fire depending on where and how the damage occurred.
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