Charging hoverboard blamed for fire that badly damaged home in New Jersey

DUMONT, New Jersey (WABC) -- A charging hoverboard is being blamed for a fire that badly damaged a home in New Jersey.

The hoverboard apparently caught fire just after 7 Friday night and flames broke out in the basement of the 3-story house on Hazel Street in Dumont.

The fire then spread up to the second floor.

Firefighters say the inside of the home is a total loss.

A woman and her son who were home at the time were able to get out safely.

No injuries were reported.

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