Local and state fire officials say hoverboards are to blame for two fires over the past month in Nashville — one that destroyed a $1 million home last month.
At 11:40 p.m. on Jan. 9, two teenagers — a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl — hid upstairs in a home on Radcliff Drive after hearing noises downstairs, Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas said. What the teens did not know was a hoverboard had burst into flames on the first floor of the house, Haas said.
To escape the home that was filling with smoke, the teenage girl kicked out a second-floor window and leaped into her father’s arms. Both teens suffered minor injuries in the process. The father then helped the teenage boy out a second-story window with a ladder, Haas said.
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