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Hoverboard causes fire in Dublin house after bursting into flames while charging

Nobody was injured in the blaze.

A HOVERBOARD WHICH burst into flames while being charged caused a fire in a Dublin house this evening.

Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the blaze in Artane after the device overheated when charging and caught fire.

Flames from the hoverboard spread to a nearby laptop and couch.

The house was smoke logged in the incident but the fire was contained and nobody was injured in the blaze.

Hoverboards were a popular gift at Christmas but have since been recalled by several retailers.

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