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Woman Dies, Nevada Fire Marshal: Smart Meters Warrant Investigation, MORE (Read 4151 times)
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Woman Dies, Nevada Fire Marshal: Smart Meters Warrant Investigation, MORE
Sep 18th, 2014 at 12:30am
 
"The forensic investigator that examined the Rhinestone Circle smart meter (where a fire resulted in a death) also examined three more smart meters associated with fires in Reno and Sparks.  He found evidence that each of the three meters—one from Reno on Arletta Drive and two from Sparks—failed.  “It is probable the Arletta meter did fail, resulting in the ignition of the fire,” wrote the investigator."

"NV Energy utility representatives generally won’t even use the term “fire.”  They state that the company has responded to 70 “consumed meters,” describing a consumed smart meter as one that has had its plastic casing “melted or breached and there can be soot.”"

http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/09/16/smart-meter-fires-spread-to-nev...

"the data he relied on to determine that NV Energy's smart meters did not pose a fire threat was incomplete, but said his findings were valid at the time."

http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/09/15/state-fire-marshal-smart-meters-warrant...

Meanwhile the manufacturer Sensus has confirmed that it's not just their meters, but rather "these issues are systemic in the industry":
http://sensus.com/web/usca/news/display/results-of-smart-meter-investigation-poi...
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