Electrical fire in Brighton
Firefighters were called out to an electrical fire in Brighton in the early hours of Sunday (15th April).
The Aerial Ladder Platform was called to a property in Grand Parade, along with two other fire engines, at 4.37am.
The small fire started in the electrical box.
General electrical safety advice:
- Keep the area around your electrical intake clear of combustible material.
- If housed in a cupboard - to keep the door closed.
- Ensure you have an adequate number of correctly sited and working smoke detectors and know your escape plan.
- Contact a qualified electrician if you have any reason to suspect damage or a fault in your electrical intake equipment.
Finally, since January 2012 Fire & Rescue Services and the Electrical Safety Council have been supplying caution labels to be affixed in electrical intakes.It's expected that these labels will also be fitted during the forthcoming roll-out of the national SMART meter programme.