In-built vacuum cleaner suspected to result in a house fire

Energy type: 
Electricity
 
Event summary: 
An in-built vacuum cleaner was suspected as being involved in a fire which destroyed a house. The fire caused the total destruction of the house, contents, and vehicle in the garage.
 
Accident ID: 
150924 04
 
Accident date: 
24 September 2015
 
Site: 
Domestic
 
Environment: 
Building
 
Voltage: 
230
 
Equipment: 
Wet and dry vacuum cleaners (commercial and industrial)
 
Accident type: 
Fire
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
No injury
 
Property damage level: 
Extended to the site
 
Outcome of investigation: 

Energy Safety was provided with the Fire Service fire investigation report after the investigation had been completed. This report determined that the cause of the fire was likely to have been the integral vacuum cleaner installed in 2014. Energy Safety has initiated a consequential audit on the supplier of the vacuum cleaner involved to determine on going compliance and safety of this model of vacuum cleaner.