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Inside an Unexpected Service Equipment Meltdown

It’s 10 a.m. on a weekday. The lights in your building start flickering and then suddenly go out. You smell smoke and immediately call the fire department. After the firemen put out the fire in your service equipment room, you ask yourself, “What just happened?”

The clues offered in this gallery of photos reveal the root cause of this catastrophic electrical equipment failure and the resulting fire that ensued. Each image helps reinforce the need to properly inspect, operate, and maintain the equipment under your control.

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