PORT ST. LUCIE (CBSMiami) — A man’s car went up in flames on a Port St. Lucie street Tuesday evening – something he’s blaming on his phone.
According to Port St. Lucie Police, the man claims he was charging his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone in his car when it burst into flames.
Police posted a video of the blaze which eventually overtook the whole car as it was stopped at SW Crosstown Parkway and SW Cobalt Street.
The driver of the car was unharmed in the incident.
The man’s claim that the phone started the fire have not been confirmed, according to police.
The Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.
Earlier this month, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission urged all consumers stop using the device altogether due to similar complaints that the phones were exploding. Customers who have Galaxy Note 7 devices can replace their current device with a new device under the terms of the U.S. Note 7 Exchange Program.