Halifax firefighters said that more and more fires are being caused by people using chargers for the electronic devices that are not supposed to be used for that device.
For example, most people will buy extra cheap chargers online and not be aware that the charger is not meant to be used for the device they are charging. Doing this can lead to a serious electrical fire.
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency said that at least 12 fires a year are caused by phone chargers. These fires can be very easily avoided with proper education and use of devices.
“Our stats tracking is not specific enough to be objective, but subjectively we feel there is a rise in incidents.”
This is an important lesson to everyone out there. We can save a lot of lives by paying attention to the chargers we are using for our electronic devices.
[via CBC News]