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A charging hoverboard results in a fire, displacing five people

Posted: 9:33 PM, Sep 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-17 01:56:44Z
Charging hoverboard causes fire, five displaced
Charging hoverboard causes fire, five displaced
Charging hoverboard causes fire, five displaced
Charging hoverboard causes fire, five displaced

A charging hoverboard results in a fire, displacing five people.

The incident occurred Sunday evening at 7620 Old Georgetown Road inside the Metropolitan Apartments in Bethesda.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials say the fire originated from a fifth floor apartment inside the 12 story building. Smoke alarms reportedly sounded, while the sprinkler system failed to activate due to insufficient heat.

Three adults and two children inside the apartment were able to safely evacuate. The blaze however resulted in an estimated $100,000 in damage and the family being displaced.

Investigators are considering the fire accidental, caused by a malfunction of a hoverboard being charged.