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Smart Meters May Be Fire Hazard

Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential "smart" meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires.

Fire Chiefs Michael Hernandez of Reno and Tom Garrison of Sparks say four fires in Reno and five blazes in Sparks have been linked to smart meters since 2012. However, investigators have been unable to conclusively determine what started the fires.
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