DALY CITY (CBS SF) — No one was injured after a hoverboard combusted as it was being charged in a Daly City home earlier this month, police said Thursday.
On April 4, around 10:30 p.m., fire officials responded to a report of hoverboard that caught fire at a home in the 200 block of Merced Boulevard, according to police.READ MORE: COVID: Healdsburg Family Leaving California On Cross-Country Trip In Search Of New Home
The hover board had been left in the home’s kitchen to charge when it allegedly combusted, police said.
The home’s resident was able to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived, according to police.
It was not immediately clear if the home sustained any damage as a result of the fire.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: Santa Clara County Debuts Vaccination Site For Teachers, Education Workers At Fairgrounds
Hoverboards catching fire has become a cause for concern for some residents after three Bay Area homes caught fire this year due to hoverboards.
On Jan 19, an unattended charging hoverboard caught fire inside a Santa Rosa home, killing two dogs. Then on Jan. 25, a hoverboard caught fire and exploded inside a Petaluma home.
A hoverboard was blamed for a two-alarm fire at a San Leandro home that occurred on Feb. 1.MORE NEWS: Fremont Police Release Additional Details In Pursuit, Exchange Of Gunfire With Teens Suspected In Home Invasion
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