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Combination ceiling fan and light. A very common model similar or identical to the 665RP: http://www.nutone.com/products/product/e3544720-ea29-4072-bc08-35a03d8636e5
Home Maintenance and Structures
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Fans (380)
Broan - NuTone, LLC    
Nutone
unknown (665RP?)
unknown
 
 
I am the co-tenant of a single-family house that recently had a serious fire. The apparent cause was the failure of a Nutone bathroom exhaust fan/light. The fan had started to make make a squeaking noise shortly before the incident. It appears that the motor overheated and charred adjacent ceiling joists until they caught fire. The fan also dropped burning pieces of the plastic from the grill, setting the bathroom rug on fire and in turn triggering the smoke alarm. The more dangerous portion of the fire progressed into the attic. Firefighters stopped the fire and paramedics treated the house occupants for minor smoke inhalation. The Arlington fire marshal indicated his report will designate the fan as the cause of the fire. We have photographs and what we could recover of the fan unit.
2/19/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, Seen by Medical Professional
My friend / Neighbor / Co-worker
Female
45 years

Injury→Injury, Seen by Medical Professional
My friend / Neighbor / Co-worker
Female
18 years

Injury→Injury, Seen by Medical Professional
Unspecified
Male
14 years

Injury→Injury, Seen by Medical Professional
My friend / Neighbor / Co-worker
Male
10 years
Yes
No
No
Plan to contact manufacturer.
No
Yes
Comment from Broan - NuTone, LLC 3/8/2013
I am out of the country and unaware of this incident, but will have someone contact [REDACTED] to learn more about this incident. If an insurance carrier is involved we may need to wait for their permission to investigate.

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