Do yourself a favor: if you still own a Galaxy Note 7, follow these instructions to participate in the recall. At this point, there’s no way of telling which Galaxy Note 7 is safe to use, or when – if ever – they might explode. A man in Horry County, South Carolina, left his Galaxy Note 7 charging in the garage and left to pick up his daughters. When he returned home, he found his house in flames with firefighters already at the scene.
“Everybody was here, and they were actually at the front door about ready to go inside and make the initial fire attack. Somebody told me that there was a fire in the garage. You know, you just don’t really ever think it will happen to you,” Wesley Hartzog
Hartzog told WMBF News. “They asked me if I had anything plugged in in the garage. My cell phone, which was the new Note 7, was plugged in in the garage. I also had an air compressor plugged into the same outlet, but the compressor wasn’t on.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Horry County Fire Rescue investigators said the fires originated near a wall where Hartzog’s Galaxy Note 7 was charging. Meanwhile, the man’s family has been displaced from their house, which is now condemned.
“As soon as they can finish the investigation, and the insurance company for the home and Samsung can determine the exact the cause of the fire, whatever it may be, and then be able to move back in, and somebody comes in, and we’re able to clean it up,” he said.
This is the second reported incident involving an exploding Galaxy Note 7 in the US.