MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md (WJZ) — Check your phone chargers!
The Montgomery County Fire Department said people should keep an eye on them because frayed cables could start a fire.READ MORE: Maryland Gas Tax Set To Increase, Some Legislators Call For Another Tax Holiday
In a tweet, the department said if cables are frayed, they can overheat and lead to a fire. They also added that the frayed wire can overheat phones, also causing a fire.
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Have you checked your chargers lately? A frayed cable can overheat and start a fire. It can also cook your battery by causing a short circuit which can cause…a fire. Be safe & replace any worn cords and steer clear of knock-off chargers. #fridaymorning #powertrip #lookfortheUL pic.twitter.com/Tte3CLE9ws
— MontgomeryCo(MD)Fire (@mcfrs) February 12, 2021
They suggest people replace any worn-out charger cables and avoid using knock-off chargers.MORE NEWS: Early Voting Has Begun In Maryland's Primary Election