A spokeswoman for Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says there are no plan to have certain smart electricity meters removed from homes because of fire concerns.

Nearly half of Ontario's 77 electricity distributors have installed smart meters made by a U.S. company whose equipment has been linked to nine fires in Saskatchewan.

The Ontario Energy Board says it's still unclear how many of the 30 distributors who do use Sensus meters may have the Generation 3 model.

Sensus has it found the fire incidents were likely caused by holes in the meter boxes that allowed water in, or power surges.