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Witness statement date:
November 4, 2010
Witness statement name:
Trudi Aieter, Age 34, Resident
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
Extension cords are rated based on wire gauge. 16 Gauge Light Duty; 14 Gauge Medium Duty; 12 Gauge Heavy Duty