Just when we thought that the incidents of an iPhone exploding in Brazil and self combusting on an Australian airline were isolated incidents, we have another iPhone user, this time a firefighter in the Pennsylvanian town of East Brandywine reporting that his iPhone 4 “spontaneously caught fire” while charging.
MacRumors points to the following report on East Brandywine Fire Company’s website:
While charging the phone using the Apple provided computer connection, the phone spontaneously caught fire.
After the phone fell to the floor igniting the carpet, the phone was thrown out a nearby window.
Despite the phone being relatively small it produced a large volume of smoke and a noxious smell.
MacRumors reports that the department has sent the damaged iPhone to Apple headquarters in California to investigate the cause of the fire.