Store heavily damaged after 2 hoverboards catch fire
GARFIELD — A store in New Jersey has suffered major damage after two hoverboards left charging inside caught on fire.
Garfield police Lt. Richard Uram says workers at the store used a fire extinguisher to put out a fire caused by an exploding battery as one of the hoverboards was charging Wednesday.
But Uram says when they returned to the office a few minutes later, the second hoverboard had caught on fire on the desk. That fire spread from the desk to a wall and couch.
Firefighters responded around 3 p.m. to put out the fire.
More than 500,000 hoverboards were recalled last month after some of the motorized scooters overheated, burned riders and damaged property.
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