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Dangers of charging your cellphone, how it can be a fire hazard

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Did you know that something as simple as charging your cellphone could be dangerous? 53 percent of children or teens charge their phones either on their bed or underneath their pillow which is a fire hazard.

The photo you are seeing now is a Facebook post that was posted by the Newton, New Hampshire Fire Department. This post went viral with more than 30-thousand shares. As you can see, the post shows a danger of charging your cellphone, so here are three tips to follow to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

  1. Never charge devices overnight. When your battery is full, it could cause it to overheat. 
  2. Place the device being charged on a hard flat surface to allow for proper ventilation.
  3. Don’t place laptops, tablets or cellphones unattended on couches or beds or in areas where they might overheat.