Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Report on Risks of Fractal Wood Burning

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is reminding residents of the potential risks of fractal wood burning after they responded to a medical call on the weekend for an electrocution death caused by the process.

Fractal wood burning, also called Lichtenberg, is an artistic process that burns lightning or tree-like figures into wood using high-electricity voltage generators or similar components. The wood is soaked with a chemical solution.

There are hundreds of instructional videos on YouTube that provide step-by-step instructions on how to modify household appliances such as microwaves ovens.
“This is an extremely dangerous process with deadly consequences, and I would strongly recommend that people do not try this,” said Chief Greg Hankkio, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue.

The Electrical Safety Authority issued the following warning on their website: “Do not attempt to assemble or use a Lichtenberg generator for any purpose. They are extremely dangerous, contain live accessible wiring and components, and are unsafe for any use or handling. Both homemade and pre- built Lichtenberg generators are considered to have the potential to seriously injure and or death.”

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