News | Technology
28 Jun 2022 5:18
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Technology

    Warning over electrical safety following house fire increases

    A lack of awareness is believed to be the reason for an increase in the number of house fires caused by electronic fault.



    Fire and Emergency is calling on people to ensure devices aren't covered when charging, correct chargers are being used, and power sockets aren't overloaded.

    More than four hundred house fires were caused by the way people use their devices, or electrical fault last year.

    Fire risk management national advisor Peter Gallagher says people need to be aware how easy fire can spark when power outlets are abused.

    He says the worst case he's seen is a power outlet running with 26 adapters all on top of each other.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Technology News
     22 Jun: US officials find China-Solomon Islands security deal 'very troubling', internal emails reveal
     15 Jun: The Loop: Wages to rise for millions of Aussies, authorities try to secure electricity supplies, and RIP Internet Explorer
     14 Jun: You can dance if you want to: How the internet reacted to the Socceroos triumph and Andrew Redmayne's heroics
     11 Jun: Donald Trump, the Proud Boys and shocking video: The key moments from the first January 6 committee hearing
     09 Jun: Mobile phones have changed the rules of war. Ukrainians are using that to their advantage
     01 Jun: Leaks... and more leaks
     24 May: From today, three cameras in Auckland will capture images of drivers - looking for mobile phone users
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Winger Caleb Clarke has signed on with the Blues and New Zealand Rugby for another two years More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Thar she blows....a burst water main in central Dunedin has created a geyser four storeys high outside Farmers on George Street More...



     Today's News

    Cricket:
    A final day blitz from England has completed a three nil whitewash in the test cricket series over world champions New Zealand 4:59

    Law and Order:
    Wellington Police are working to identify the body of a woman found in the sea in Miramar's Kau Bay 4:59

    Entertainment:
    Emilia Clarke is feeling "petrified" ahead of her UK stage debut 21:51

    Politics:
    China pushes for Pacific foreign ministers meeting at same time Pacific Islands Forum meets 21:49

    International:
    Gold miner finds 'most incredible', 35,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth in North America 21:49

    Rugby:
    Winger Caleb Clarke has signed on with the Blues and New Zealand Rugby for another two years 21:49

    Entertainment:
    Sugababes star Keisha Buchanan's early years as a pop star were "gruelling" 21:21

    Entertainment:
    Selena Gomez thinks "all the people that love" Britney Spears were at her wedding 20:51

    Entertainment:
    Elon Musk's daughter has legally changed her name to reflect her new gender identity and cut all ties with her father 20:21

    Politics:
    The Loop: Concerns over Boeing's 737 MAX, bleak data on Australia's gender pay gap, and what the ATO is cracking down on at tax time 19:59


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd