Fire Shooting Out of Outlets = I don’t need that coffee.

Yesterday I was just sitting around, heard a light pop, then smelled slight burning. I went to my galley and noticed one of my bulbs was out, so assumed that was what I heard and smelled.

This morning, my coffee finishes brewing and I hear a loud pop, rush over to my galley, see smoke coming out of the outlet and then another pop and FIRE is shooting out of my outlet.

It starts burning the wood galley, so I grab my fire extinguisher, pull the pin and squeeze it, nothing comes out.

The fire quickly burns out. I disconnect power.

Now what.

outlet fire

The fire was burning up over that wooden ledge, so I thought the galley was going to catch fire.
(That thing plugged in is my polarity tester., which I always have plugged in there.)
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  • The plug that caught fire is the one the coffee pot was plugged into.
  • Nothing else was plugged into any other outlet in my RV except bathroom night light and polarity tester.
  • This outlet is on the same series of outlets that ‘mysteriously’ threw the breaker when I was out of town.
  • I didn’t have any heat or heaters on.

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Update:

I’m disconnected from power and pulled the outlet out. This is a huge picture file so if you click on it  (a few times) you’ll see in much more detail. I don’t know how to determine how big the wire gauge is.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to try to fix this myself! I am just trying hard to learn what goes wrong so it doesn’t feel so overwhelming….

I’m completely disconnected from all power and will call the RV tech who replaced my transfer relay.

is it broken

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