Couple’s iPhone explodes, catches fire near 3-month-old baby


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A couple in Washington DC suffered burns when an iPhone exploded while they were lying in bed with their 3-month-old daughter.

The incident, which could have had serious consequences, took place Thursday afternoon.

Curtis Gilmore and DeAngela Miller reportedly said they both received minor injuries to the arm and leg, and fortunately their baby was unharmed.

The explosion of the iPhone 6S Plus also left marks of burns on the mattress.

It happened when they and their 3-month-old daughter were lying near the phone, which they said was not charging and hadn’t been used for a while.

“We were just talking and something went pow. I bounced up and looked to see the phone was on fire,” Miller said.

They couple got rid of the device and called the firemen. The fire was, however, extinguished on their arrival.

“It could have been way worse than what it was. I could have had it up to my face, ear or anything. My daughter could have been right there. I could have been playing, taking a picture of her and it blows up in her whole face. That doesn’t many any sense,” Gilmore said.

A spokesperson from Apple said the company will investigate to see what caused the explosion.

This article has been viewed 683 times. Article originally posted: August 19, 2017, 11:33 pm (UTC-0). Last update: August 19, 2017 at 11:33 pm (UTC-0).

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