A hoverboard sparked a house fire early Wednesday morning in Calvert County, Maryland, fire officials said.
Fire alarms alerted a family about an early-morning fire at their home in the 2000 block of Mount Pleasant Way in Prince Frederick, according to a release from the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department.
Crews arrived to find visible smoke and a small fire in the basement of the house.
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After putting out the fire, firefighters found "a serious issue" with a hoverboard inside the residence, officials said. They later determined the hoverboard caught fire while charging.
No one was injured.
In a press release, the fire department shared tips for hoverboard safety from the National Fire Protection Association, available online here (PDF).