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Florida Man Claims Samsung Phone Caused Vehicle Fire


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According to Gizmondo.com, Florida resident Nathan Dornacher left his Galaxy Note 7 in the car to charge and when he returned the car was on fire.

Details Of The Vehicle Fire

The incident occurred on Labor Day September 6th in St. Petersburg, Florida .

Firefighters managed to contain the vehicle fire, but were not able to save the Vehicle. Dornacher’s vehicle was considered totaled.

According to Gizmodo.com, there is no confirmation on the phone being the source of the vehicle fire.

Samsung recently issued a recall for their Galaxy Note 7 phones following reports that the phones can explode while charging.

Vehicle Fire Statistics

According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2003 to 2007 there was an average of 287,000 vehicle fires per year that U.S. fire departments responded to.

These fires caused the following injuries and damage on average:

  • 480 civilian deaths
  • 1,525 civilian injuries
  • $1.3 billion in direct property damage

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