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A Vancouver, British Columbia, family claims a smart meter installed by BC Hydro caused a flash electrical fire at their home last Friday.

According to a Global News report, the family also says this isn't their first smart-meter-related fire - a separate instance reportedly occurred at their home in February.

"The point that I'd like to leave you and your customers is that this is a very, very small number," BC Hydro Smart Meter Chief Gary Murphy told Global News. “The customers should not be concerned that this is going to happen. But if they do notice problems with flickering lights, please call us. We will come out and endeavor to see if there is something with regards to our service.”

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