Dublin Fire Brigade issued a warning yesterday about the dangers of leaving phones plugged in when charging
And there's been yet another dangerous and close call.
This comes after several serious fires that have been caused by phone chargers being left in during recent times.
The chargers were not known to be faulty but still caused serious damage.
The user of this spurious charger had a lucky escape. Found the cable in this state after charging a phone over night. Only genuine cables. pic.twitter.com/8xWeyf089e
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) May 15, 2017
Last night, Mick McLoughlin had a close call with his charger, except his case was different - his phone wasn't even plugged in.
— mick mc loughlin (@LoughlinMick) May 17, 2017
His charger was plugged in to the wall, but no phone was charging.
The damage done is clearly evident, and it's lucky no one was hurt.
The phone charger was left on the pillow and managed to burn a hole straight through it - a very scary sight.
No more leaving phones, or chargers, plugged in unattended for us.