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The Dangers of Smart Meters and Fires 

Throughout the United States and Canada, there have been numerous incidents of fires caused by smart meters. Here are a few notable instances from four online articles:

First, an article from 2019 stating “Traditional gas and electric meters are reliable and have surge protection. Smart meters have no surge protection.”

I’m quoting the author of EMF Help when he says, “Any electrical engineer will tell you that this is insane. The components are made of flammable materials that cannot withstand a 5,000 to 10,000-volt power surge.

For example, in Stockton, CA, 5,000 smart meters burned up in one day and exploded in flames after a truck hit a utility pole. A large surge is inevitable.” and

Second: “Thousands of smart meter fires: New whistleblower and court evidence” from July 14, 2015

Another expert said, “In studying and making videos on ‘smart’ meters’ for nearly 5 years now, personally I had my doubts I would learn anything new when I first connected with a utility worker whistleblower through Take Back Your Power. I was completely wrong and they are right. It is worse than we all thought.

“A major and critical error has been brought forth. On top of the explosive new details, the meters have at least four major sources of arcing. In this investigation, the focus on two of the worst offenders, BC Hydro and Pacific Gas & Electric.”

Third: “Portland General Electric (also known as PGE) replacing 70,000 electricity meters because of fire risk”
Updated Jan 10, 2019 in The Oregonian Newspaper and Oregon Live
By Ted Sickinger| The Oregonian/OregonLive

“Portland General Electric is replacing 70,000 residential ‘smart’ meters that run the risk of catching fire, many of them installed at rental properties”

And fourth: “SaskPower ordered to remove all 105,000 smart meters in the province”
July 30, 2014

The author says, “I think the concerns about safety are paramount here, the concerns are significant enough, anytime families are at risk in Saskatchewan, actions have to be taken and that’s why we’ve directed SaskPower accordingly,” said Minister Boyd.

I don’t know whether there was enough testing done. We’ll certainly be conducting, along with SaskPower, an internal review of the procurement procedures around this around the safety concerns people had,” added Boyd.

Finally, PG&E testimony states that there are 14,000 to 190,000 transmissions or pulses per day from each of their smart meters.

When you cluster 18 together like we have near my living room wall at 28 Marinero Circle, #30, that’s 252,000 to 3.4 million pulses per day. One spark could cause any, then all, of the smart meters to catch fire. They are an ongoing clear and present fire danger.