Medford Fire Dept. Warns About Home Electrical Meters After 2nd Fire

Medford Fire Dept. Warns About Home Electrical Meters After 2nd Fire

MEDFORD, NY — Medford Fire Department officials are warning residents who live in the Eagle Estates development to check their electrical meters after they say the second one malfunctioned causing a fire early Saturday.

Firefighters were called to a Heather Avenue home after an electric meter/service malfunctioned, causing a fire on the side of the home just after midnight on Saturday, officials said in a Facebook post.

No one was injured.

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Officials said the fire is the second “of this nature” in November and urged residents to “inspect the service” on their home, adding, “if there is visible rot/rust and it is the original meter box it is time to replace.”

The fire is being investigated by the Town of Brookhaven Fire Marshal’s office.

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