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fault

In legal medicine, failing to meet an obligation; a legal responsibility for a failed outcome.
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A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said today that investigations had revealed that the fire had started in the kitchen and was probably caused by an electrical fault.
We're satisfied it was an electrical fault by the radiator of one of the cars which then spread to the car in front.
She added: "The cause of the fire is thought to have been an electrical fault on one of the vehicles in the compound.
Firefighters spent three hours at the Bryn Corach hotel on the Sychnant Pass after an electrical fault created thick smoke in the lighting system
We think it started because of an electrical fault within one of the fridges the electrical supply to them.
However, when the Holly Lane Theatre's electrical fault was fixed the original cast rehearsed again and performed the play last week.
Station Officer Frank Sweeney, of Middlesbrough fire station said: "An electrical fault in a freezer spread to the rest of the contents of the garage - including two motor scooters.
Three fire engines were called to West Orchards when smoke began billowing around the building, after an electrical fault in a generator started a fire in the fifth storey of the Debenhams store.
AN electrical fault caused a blaze that destroyed a lorry yesterday evening.
Mr Liddle, 58, had left the house to get equipment to fix an electrical fault.
A COUPLE were very unlucky when a small gas leak at their home exploded after coming into contact with an electrical fault.
An electrical fault in a generator had started a small fire in the fifth storey of the Debenhams store, and also resulted in a lift failure which trapped one woman for a short period.

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