Nevada Fire Marshal Peter Mulvihill says after reviewing 11 fires at homes with NV Energy's smart meters that the meters did not start the fires. He concluded in a report issued this week that the meters pose no "statewide fire problem" but recommends that local fire chiefs monitor the situation in their areas.
Mulvihill told the Reno Gazette-Journal he was largely satisfied by NV Energy's response to the fires, all in the Reno-Sparks area. He noted that city investigators could not conclusively state that meters started any of the blazes. Most caused very little damage, although a woman died because of a fire in July.