Student Burned After iPhone in Her Pocket Bursts Into Flames

Student Burned After iPhone in Her Pocket Bursts Into Flames

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A 13-year old student suffered first and second degree burns after the iPhone she had in her pants pocket burst into flames, reports ABC.

The eighth grader attended Kennebunk Middle School in Portland, Maine. While in class she heard a pop and smoke began billowing from her pants, school principal Jeff Rodman told ABC affiliate WMTW-TV.

Two classmates rushed to the student’s aid, while another went outside to alert school staff and bring a fire blanket and extinguisher. As classmates were helping the girl out of her pants, the iPhone fell out of a pocket. The girl was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford where she was treated for burns and later released.

There have been a few previous reports of iPhones catching fire; however, often these devices are being charged at the time of the event. Unsafe third party chargers are usually the cause leading Apple to start a counterfeit charger replacement program.

In this case it's still unclear what occurred, though an issue with the battery is likely to blame.

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Student Burned After iPhone in Her Pocket Bursts Into Flames
Apple Troll No More - February 4, 2014 at 3:58am
Well, Goodbye Apple, I'm living for good, I had it with iphones being too self destructives. who knows what's next. AppleCrapple
Samsung Trolls Long Live - February 4, 2014 at 4:16am
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Dingleberry Terry - February 4, 2014 at 7:45am
How about you learn how to spell first before you go talking shit to people in the comments. Moron
Apple Troll No More - February 4, 2014 at 11:55am
How about washing your mouth out and show some damn respect.
Dingleberry Terry - February 4, 2014 at 12:22pm
I don't show respect to ignorant attention seeking trolls that come to websites and forums just to spew nonsense about a company and products that you supposedly despise.
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