This isn’t the first time I have reported about something like this.
You may remember that I posted an article about an Xbox 360 setting fire to a house in the United States back in April of this year. Well, this isn’t quite as bad but it still leaves Xbox 360 users something to think about.
The Cochrane Times in the UK report that an Xbox has caused a family to evacuate their house after not being able to locate the source of a burning plastic smell. After choosing to evacuate his wife and children, homeowner Cliff Chudleigh called the fire department to come and do their thing.
It seems that the source of the smoke was an Xbox 360 console inside a cabinet. Luckily there was no fire as it was only an electrical short, but it still makes me a bit nervous to think that my console might do the dance of fire when I’m not home.
As always, it is a good idea to unplug all of your electronic equipment before leaving the house, especially when you are going to be gone for an extended period of time.
source: Cochrane Times
Last Updated: September 5, 2008