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Ophir Road car fire ignited by iPhone: Clifton Grove Ophir Brigade | Central Western Daily

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Rural firefighters have issued an urgent warning over the danger of leaving mobile phones to charge on soft or fabric surfaces after a young woman’s iPhone ignited while she was driving. Volunteers from Clifton Grove Ophir Rural Fire Brigade had been responding to reports of a car fire on Saturday night. Upon arrival, Deputy Captain Katrina Smith was surprised to find it had been ignited by a mobile phone. The incident unfolded after a 19-year-old driver had plugged her new iPhone 10 up to her car’s charger and it had exploded after its low battery as well as the fabric surface it was resting on…



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