In mid-June, a fire caused about $22,500 in damage to a home in Coronado. Authorities say that the fire was caused by a hoverboard that was being charged.
It’s not the first fire caused by a hoverboard, and in this issue, we’ll talk about steps you can take to lessen the likelihood of such a fire starting in your home.
HOW SAFE ARE HOVERBOARDS?
The incident in Coronada was not an anomaly.
In Pennsylvania, a 3-year-old girl lost her life when her home was destroyed by fire caused by a hoverboard. In Santa Rosa, a home fire sparked by a charging hoverboard ignited a fire and killed two dogs. In Louisiana, a hoverboard exploded and destroyed a family’s home.
HOW CAN I PREVENT A HOVERBOARD FROM STARTING A FIRE IN MY HOME?
Hoverboards are still fairly new to the market, and are sure to see some improvement in their design.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY HOVERBOARD HAS A PROBLEM?
Among the signs that could signal trouble for your hoverboard are:
If you notice any of these signs, stop using your hoverboard ASAP, and call 9-1-1.
If it’s safe to do so, move the hoverboard outside and away from flammable material.
IF YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS IS DAMAGED BY FIRE, CALL J&M KEYSTONE, INC.
If your house or business is damaged by fire, remember to call the trusted restoration professionals at J&M Keystone, Inc. to get your house feeling like home again. We’re available 24/7, and our number is 800-368-2757.
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