An Horry County man is looking for answers after his garage caught fire over the weekend. Paramedics believes that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could have caused fire in the house.
A man from Horry County, SC put his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for charging near the wall. Fire Rescue are suspecting that outlet might be the origin of fire.
According to Samsung official release, 35 cases of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding have been reported since September 1st. Samsung have released its official statement on these explosions and called back all the top distributors to immediate stop of Galaxy Note 7 sale. Samsung will also replace free of cost, once the problem is fixed by the developers.
Wesley Hartzog said he plugged in his Note 7 to charge on Sunday and left his house to pick up his two daughters. When he returned, he found his home in flames and fellow firefighters surrounding it.
“Everybody was here and they were actually at the front door about ready to go inside and make the initial fire attack. Somebody told me that there was a fire in the garage. You know, you just don’t really ever think it will happen to you.” said Hartzog. “They asked me if I had anything plugged in in the garage. My cell phone, which was the new Note 7, was plugged in in the garage. I also had an air compressor plugged into the same outlet but the compressor wasn’t on.”
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Hartzog said the house has now been condemned and he and his kids are forced to live in hotels for the time being.
“As soon as they can finish the investigation, and the insurance company for the home and Samsung can determine the exact the cause of the fire, whatever it may be, and then be able to move back in and somebody comes in and we’re able to clean it up,” he said. (Source: WMBF News)