Alarming pictures show fire caused by cell phone under pillow

Alarming Pictures Show Fire Caused By Cell Phone Under Pillow

Startling images have been released by police to warn people about a potentially serious cell phone danger.

The NYPD 33rd Precinct recently tweeted photos of charred phones amidst burned bedding.

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The accompanying message states, "Don't put your cellphone under a pillow when sleeping or when charging your device.Please share this tip and b safe!"

It is unknown when or where the photos were taken, but Gothamist points out the resemblance of some of them to an incident that happened years ago when a Texas teen's device caught her sheets and pillow on fire.

The NYPD warning was largely well-received, with one Twitter user responding, "You probably just saved my life."

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