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Illinois-based utility ComEd has announced that three of its smart meters have overheated and led to fires, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

The utility said the three reported fires happened in River Forest in 2010 and 2011 and in Berwyn earlier this year.

ComEd noted that it believes the overheating issues stem from bad connections to the customers' wiring, not from the meters themselves.

"The cause was related to fitting and connection issues with an older-model socket that had a poor connection at the point where the customers’ wires and ComEd’s wires meet," the utility said in a statement.

To read the full report, click here.




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