TOMS RIVER – What looks like a giant explosion inside a small sedan was the result of a Lithium-Ion battery fire, officials said.
Flames from the fire completely melted away the seats of the car, with the roof of the car coming a part.
Firefighters from the Pleasant Plains Fire Company responded to the car fire earlier today that was caused by a wireless phone charger inside the car.
According to Chief Inspector John Novak, the battery charger was left on a car seat. The owner said that the charger had not been working properly.
Many manufacturers recommend that Li-ion batteries are not left in direct sunlight, Novak said, and owners should follow all manufacturer instructions.