Samsung Galaxy Note7 May Not Have Caused St. Pete Fire, Officials Say

Breaking: St. Petersburg Fire Rescue has not been able to definitively determine if a Samsung Galaxy Note7 is to blame for a Sept. 5 fire.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The cause of a Sept. 5 fire that ripped through a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee in St. Petersburg remains unknown. The city’s fire rescue department announced the outcome of its investigation into the cause of the blaze on Monday, saying it cannot isolate a Samsung Galaxy Note7 that was reportedly left in the vehicle as the ignition source.

The fire in question broke out in the 3200 block of 58th Street North. When crews arrived on the scene, they found the Jeep engulfed in flames.

“It was reported that a Samsung Galaxy Note7 was in the vehicle at the time of the fire and there were allegations that it may have been the cause,” St. Petersburg Fire Rescue wrote in a Monday, Sept. 19 email to media. “After a thorough investigation, fire investigators did not find a cause for the fire.”

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