'It Was Like a Firework': Hoverboard Catches Fire, Wrecks Home
A hoverboard that a 12-year-old boy had just received as a gift is being blamed for a fire that destroyed his Louisiana home.
Jessica Horne says her son had only had the board for one day before it went up in flames, catching fire while he charged the battery.
“It was like a firework,” she said.
“Sparks just flying. And before I could yell, ‘The house is on fire!’ … The middle part of the board – that would go in between your feet – just ‘poof,’ and into flames.”
Horne said the board was purchased on Amazon. The Louisiana fire marshal’s office is investigating the origins of the fire.
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