One of my biggest fears is to have my house catch on fire.

Fireman extinguishes a fire in an old wooden house
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Besides dealing with the hurt of losing my personal belongings and all the things that have sentimental value to my family, I also worry my wife Lindsey and I wouldn't be home at that time and our dogs Benny and Paddy couldn't make it out. Or that they would run and hide when the smoke detector goes off.

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Ohio Family Lucky To Be Alive After iPhone Bursts Into Flames

Around 1 a.m. on January 9th, the Leisgang family was asleep when their security camera captured something terrifying.

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An iPhone 4 that was out on the counter charging burst into flames and illuminated the entire kitchen.

Credit: Brian Leisgang via Facebook
Credit: Brian Leisgang via Facebook
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Pictures posted on Facebook by Brian and his wife Jennifer show the burned phone on the counter.

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Credit: Brian Leisgang via Facebook
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The phone was in a case that appears to have faired better than the iPhone.

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Credit: Brian Leisgang via Facebook
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Brian and Jennifer Leisgang made a post on social media later that morning in hopes that it could possibly prevent a fire in someone else's house.

Our kids were charging our old iPhone 4 with the apple charger last night and it exploded and caught on fire in our kitchen while we were sleeping. Luckily we had just cleaned off the counter yesterday as it usuay has lots of school books and papers in that area. There we’re small pieces of the phone and black soot all over the counter this morning. I’ve posted the video below and hope sharing this can possibly help prevent a fire in someone else’s house.

 

Watch: iPhone 4 Catches On Fire While The Family Is Asleep

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