Over­loaded out­let sparks house fire

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR OHSWEKEN —

Fire­fight­ers from four Six Na­tions fire sta­tions re­sponded to a small fire at a home in the Six Na­tions vil­lage of Ohsweken Mon­day night.

The call came in around 10:30 p.m. with crews ar­riv­ing to the home at 33 Bi­cen­ten­nial Trail min­utes later. A press re­lease stated the ini­tial re­port was made by the home­owner say­ing the house was full of smoke.

Fire­fight­ers used a ther­mal imag­ing cam­era to lo­cate an over­loaded elec­tri­cal out­let that had caught fire. Power to the home was shut off, while the home was in­spected. An elec­tri­cian has been called for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion and re­pairs.

There were no in­juries and no ma­jor dam­age was caused by the fire.

Six Na­tions Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices Depart­ment rec­om­mend home­own­ers re­view safety tips at www.esasafe.com.

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