Linky: a meter explodes in the middle of the night for no reason, a fire breaks out
A Linky meter located in a house in the village of Pleumeur-Bodou in the Côtes-d’Armor exploded in the middle of the night, frightening the neighbors. The bang was so loud that they assumed it was a car parked in the street.
Wednesday July 21, a Linky meter caught fire in Brittany. Often considered too intrusive, this episode will not help the Enedis box to be appreciated by the owners. Indeed, the Linky meter has recently become chargeable and costs 130 euros. From 2022, users will therefore see their annual electricity bill increase by around ten euros.
Etienne Hurtel and his wife were quietly watching television when the explosion took place, depriving the entire street of electricity. ” It was so loud that I thought my neighbor’s car across the street had exploded », Declared Étienne. According to one of his neighbors, “ thick toxic smoke Came out of a building outside, in which the Linky meter had just disintegrated. However, we remember that the ANFR had proven that it was safe for health.
A fire broke out after the explosion of the Linky meter
The neighborhood of Etienne had to call the fire brigade, since a fire broke out around the meter. ” They are supposed to be fireproof, but here we saw that this was not the case, it is not reassuring Said a neighbor. Another even immediately contacted Enedis to change the location of the box and put it outside. ” If it had been placed in the house or if someone passed in the street, there would have been an injured », Laments Étienne.
According to firefighters, the meter cannot catch fire. According to their investigation, the fire was not of electrical origin, the meter was then cleared of the cause. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident, and an Enedis technician was quickly dispatched to restore the power that had been cut in a street.
This is not the first time that the Bretons are victims of Linky counters, since we saw last month that false direct sellers were pretending to be Enedis. The latter proposed to intervene physically to “update” the meter, but took the opportunity to commit thefts.