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Yesterday I had a small fire mishap while sitting at the engineering workstation. It seems my guardian angel saved me from a dreadful outcome. I was working on a CAD design when the PC's UPS backup started to randomly click (power relay noise). There's a voltage display on it and the voltage was randomly jumping up to 150VAC! My first thought was that the UPS was failing since 110VAC is used here (not 150VAC). Then I heard some arcing noise. As I was getting up to find the source of the electrical arcing I noticed that the space between my desk and wall was glowing brightly. But sinc