California girl burned by cell phone
July 2, 2004
A teenage California girl suffered second degree burns when
her cell phone caught fire in her back pocket, according
to the Ontario Fire Department.
The 16-year-old was volunteering at a youth recreation center
when witnesses heard a loud "whooshing" sound,
said Frank Huddleston, a Ontario Fire Department investigator.
Ontario is east of Los Angeles near San Bernardino.
Huddleston said the victim didn't even know what was happening.
The girl was in a kitchen and the flames were quickly extinguished,
The teenager was rushed to
Chino Valley Medical Center where she was treated and released
with second-degree burns to her right buttock.
Investigators could not identify the model number of the
Verizon Koyocera cell phone, because of the extensive damage.