PGE recalling 70,000 meters over fire concerns

An electricity meter (MGN Online, file)
An electricity meter (MGN Online, file)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Portland General Electric is recalling 70,000 residential meters because some are not performing up to standards and, in rare cases, catching fire.

The Statesman Journal newspaper reports the meters are primarily installed at rental properties and contain a specific technology that allows the meter to be turned on and off remotely.

The company says customers whose meters are affected have been mailed letters that were sent Wednesday.

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