NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — Firefighters responded to a hoverboard explosion at a house in New Castle.
Officials say it happened Saturday morning just before 3:30 a.m. on Shaw Street.
The hoverboard belongs to a young boy named Santino Costa.
He’s had the board for two years, but misplaced the charger and borrowed a friends.
The box stated to only use the charger that comes with the hoverboard.
After the board caught fire, the boy’s father put it out.
The father says only a small spot on their carpet was scorched.
Fire crews responded to a house with major smoke.
New Castle firemen say they always hear about these types of fires started from hoverboards, but this was their first encounter.