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ESV expertise called to Northern Territory to help investigate fatal fire

An experienced ESV investigator recently travelled to Darwin to help Northern Territory Police with an investigation into a fatality.

Fire wreckage at the property in Humpty Doo

Fire wreckage at the property in Humpty Doo, Norther Territory

This is the first time Victorian electrical expertise has been called on by another state or territory.

Energy Safe Victoria investigator with Northern Territory Police

Energy Safe Victoria investigator with Northern Territory Police

ESV Electrical Installation Enforcement Officer Greg Johnson travelled to Darwin to help detectives assess the death of a man whose body was found at a Humpty Doo property following a house fire on Wednesday, 9 March. Initial evidence suggested the victim had suffered electrical burns.

Fire investigation and special forces vehicles parked by the site

Fire investigation and specialist forensic response vehicles parked by the site

Mr Johnson, who has spent the past 13 years investigating serious electrical incidents across Victoria, will be providing a report to Northern Territory Police to assist their enquiries.