Hoverboard bursts into flames at Washington mall

Posted at 12:00 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 14:04:48-05

AUBURN, Wash. – The red hot hoverboard craze is getting hotter… and not in a good way.

One of these wildly popular holiday gifts burst into flames at a mall in Auburn, Washington, Tuesday.

Witnesses said they heard an explosion and saw the board catch fire, which was followed by a strong odor and the sounds of alarms. Hoverboard fire Wash mall.

In the video you can see mall employees with fire extinguishers putting out the blaze.

A witness told authorities even once the hoverboard was covered with fire retardant, it exploded again.

Fire officials said they think the battery-powered device overheated.

No one was seriously injured.

This is just the latest incident when it comes to the devices.

Five days before Thanksgiving, Jessica Horne’s 12-year-old son received a hoverboard which also caught fire and burned down the family’s Louisiana home.