COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A toaster positioned underneath an electrical automobile by its proprietor to heat up its battery doubtless brought on a fireplace that destroyed the automobile and broken a close-by home in southern Denmark, police mentioned Monday.
Police mentioned that they “strongly discourage” individuals to make use of that technique to warmth energy cells.
“The reason for the hearth is more than likely to be discovered within the toaster that the proprietor of the automobile had positioned underneath the entrance of his automobile to maintain the battery heat,” police mentioned in a day by day report.
The hearth occurred on Saturday in Stenlille, about 60 kilometers (almost 40 miles) southwest of Copenhagen. Nobody was injured.
The automobile was parked in a carport — a shelter for automobiles that’s hooked up to a home and consists of a flat roof supported on pillars. The make of the automobile wasn’t recognized, and it additionally wasn’t instantly clear if it was the automobile proprietor’s home that was broken or a neighbor’s house.
The automobile’s proprietor faces a high-quality.