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Overheating
Witness Statements
  • Witness statement date:
    November 4, 2010

    Witness statement name:
    Trudi Aieter, Age 34, Resident

    Witness statement:
    I had a feeling it was a bad idea to hire a guy I found on a web classified ad to finish the basement but his price was so much cheaper, so we took a chance. We were using a pretty big space heater down there, which was plugged into an ordinary household extension cord because there wasn’t a plug close by. The fire started in the pile of laundry that was sitting on top of the extension cord. Now ... read more

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Extension cords are rated based on wire gauge. 16 Gauge Light Duty; 14 Gauge Medium Duty; 12 Gauge Heavy Duty

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