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Charging cell-phone leads to apartment fire

Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019. 12:35 pm CST.

By BBN Staff:  Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed an apartment complex in the Boca Del Rio area of San Pedro.

Around 6:10 a.m. yesterday morning, one of the occupants of the room woke up after he smelled something burning.

He then noticed that his charging cell phone under his mattress and the mattress was on fire.

The fire then quickly engulfed the room and spread to another room, which was on the upper flat of the building.

 Both apartments and their contents were completely destroyed by the fire.

 The apartments were not insured and are the property of Mino Martinez, of Boca Del Rio area. 

Police are investigating.


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