|Smoke Alarm Activation Turns into a Fire Investigation|
|January 22, 2023|
KVFD was dispatched to Parkesburg School Apartments on Sunday January 22nd at 1252 hours for an automatic fire alarm.
Crews arrived to find a smoke condition inside an apartment within the complex. Upon investigation it was found that a cell phone was the cause of the smoke condition. The cell phone's lithium-ion battery overheated on the cell phone.
The incident was mitigated on-scene. The cell phone was an older model android phone.
Please use caution and watch your charging systems for possible overheating due to a breakdown in the battery.