San Antonio Woman Burned After Laptop Explodes
About the Exploding Laptop & Burn Victim
KSAT reports a laptop explosion resulted in a small fire at a home on the 400 block of Congress Avenue in south San Antonio.
Firefighters responded to the scene of the incident around midnight to find that another person had contained the fire.
One woman was treated for burns and smoke inhalation following the incident. The extent of her injuries were not immediately available.
Reasons for Laptop Battery Explosions
According to The Windows Club, the leading causes of battery explosions are:
- Mishandling, such as dropping the laptop and misaligning of electrodes causing laptop to overheating
- Humidity/Heat, can cause short circuiting also leading to overheating
- Over charging, leading to the destabilization of the laptop’s battery