House fire involving an internal water heater

Energy type: 
Natural gas
 
Event summary: 
Energy Safety was advised of a fire involving an internal water heater.
 
Accident ID: 
160426‑02
 
Accident date: 
16 April 2016
 
Site: 
Domestic
 
Environment: 
Building
 
Voltage: 
1
 
Equipment: 
Instantaneous water heater
 
Accident type: 
Fire and explosion
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
No injury
 
Property damage level: 
Restricted to the direct vicinity of the equipment
 
Outcome of investigation: 

Energy Safety has contacted the home owner by letter and has received no reply.

Energy Safety has received a reply from a gas fitter that recently worked on the installation and he said that he only relit the appliances after the gas had been turned off. There is not enough information to continue with this investigation so the event is closed. If further information becomes available in the future the event will be reopened.