Solar Panel Fire - Denhams Beach

Published: 05 Jul 2021 10:34am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has extinguished a solar panel fire on Beach Road, Denhams Beach, today.

Crews arrived to find a burnt out fuse smoldering at the solar panel mounts on the roof of a residential home.

Firefighters liaised with an electrician on scene to ensure the power was turned off and investigated if the fire had spread using a Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC).
Superintendent Graham Kingsland from the Fire Investigation and Research Unit said it was important to take steps to ensure solar panels were as safe as possible.

"Over the last five years we have seen solar panel related fires increase five-fold. It is not uncommon to see solar panels cause house and building fires," he said.

“By ensuring solar panels are installed by a licensed installer, and are well maintained by a professional, you can prevent a tragedy."

For more information on solar panel safety, visit the Fair Trading website.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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