Overheated hoverboard blamed for Monday evening house fire

Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 9:59 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - The Peoria Fire Department said a Monday evening house fire was caused by an overheated hoverboard that had been plugged into a wall outlet in the home.

Heavy smoke was seen coming from the basement when fire crews were called to North Osage Court, near North Trails Edge Drive, about 6:40 p.m.

Four people in the house made it out safely, according to the fire department, and there were no injuries.

Damage to the home is estimated at $40,000.

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