Air Mattress Battery Explodes at Home in Eugene, Oregon
EUGENE, OR. – According to an online news report published by kezi.com, an air mattress battery exploded at a home in Eugene, Oregon. The battery reportedly exploded while charging, and firefighters had to respond to the scene to extinguish the flames. Little information about the incident was included in the report, but officials said that no one was injured.*
The incident happened in the late evening at a residence on East 12th Avenue in Eugene. The Eugene Police Department and the fire department responded to a home at approximately 11:30 p.m. on a report of an explosion. Officials arrived to find that an air mattress battery had been the source of the explosion. The battery was reportedly charging and somehow overheated.
It is not clear what type of battery it was or what type of air mattress it powered. The report was not clear about whether the battery was to an attachment for the air mattress or was housed in the mattress itself. The brand of air mattress and the brand of battery were not listed in the report. It is also not clear where the battery was located at the time that it was charging.
The woman who owns the home told reporters that she had lived in the house for four years and was inside of the home when the explosion occurred. She said it was so loud that people outside of the house heard the boom. It is unclear how extensive the explosion and fire were or how long firefighters were at the scene. The report did not say whether any part of the home sustained fire or smoke damage.
Fortunately, according to KEZI, the homeowner was not injured in the explosion, nor was anyone else. No further information regarding the incident was included in the news report from KEZI.
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