Florida Man Claims His Galaxy Note 7 Exploded And Set His Jeep Into Flames

In the wake of a massive recall on Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, one of the most recent incidents with the defective gadgets involved some poor guy's Jeep being set ablaze when the device exploded.

On Labor Day, Nathan Dornacher from St. Petersburg, Florida returned home from a yard sale when the fire erupted in his Jeep. While carrying a desk inside the house from his vehicle, Dornacher left his Note 7 in the car to charge. He later told his 8-year-old daughter and the rest of his family to hop back into the car, but then realized the Jeep was on fire.

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(Photo: Facebook / Nathan Dornacher)

According to FOX 13, the firefighters that arrived to the scene were able to contain the fire. However, they were too late to save the Jeep as it was completely totaled.

Dornacher posted about the bizarre incident on Facebook along with some photos of the scene. He wrote: "Not the barbecue I wanted on my day off. We go to a garage sale to grab a desk for Bonnie get back to the house unload the car leave it running AC on to keep the car cool we were planning on grabbing the dog and Bonnie and heading to Petco, I head back out to the car to grab my phone which was on the charger (me and Lydia always fight over the house charger) go to open the door and see flames inside... open the door and it's engulfed run inside to get extinguisher and of course not to be found yell at Lydia to call Fire Department and well here is the end result...."

Samsung has stated that they have been made "aware of the incident," and that the company was "working with Mr. Dornacher to investigate his case and ensure we do everything we can for him."

The full statement Samsung gave to FOX 13 said: "We are aware of the incident and we are working with Mr. Dornacher to investigate his case and ensure we do everything we can for him. Consumer safety is Samsung's highest priority. With regard to the Galaxy Note 7, we are asking owners to take advantage of the Product Exchange Program announced on Friday of last week. The program offers Note 7 owners the opportunity to exchange the phone for a new one. More details on the program can be found at https://www.samsung.com/us/note7exchange/."

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(Photo: Facebook / Nathan Dornacher)

In his Facebook post, Dornacher admitted that he was not 100% that the Note 7 was the source of the fire, but "all signs are pointing that way."

On September 6, he wrote on Facebook: "Samsung has blown me off after over a hour on the phone this morning. Never called back as promised. Guess it is time to get a lawyer. You had your chance."

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(Photo: Facebook / Nathan Dornacher)
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[H/T Gizmodo, FOX 13]