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Old 08-12-2017, 07:30 AM
 
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Last week a woman's purse caught on fire during a city council meeting. They said that it was not caused by the cell phone, but some kind of battery in her purse.

I have also heard of batteries in drawers starting fires.

Does anyone have any speculations about what could cause these things to happen, and how to prevent them? Thanks.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Batteries should always have the terminals covered, I remember way back when 9 Volt batteries were causing fires when left in purses and draws, do not know if that was the case or not with what you mentioned but always keep the terminals of any battery from touching anything else.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoAO1S5w7KM

Edit to add, I always tape the terminals of 9 volt batteries before I put them away to be recycled and keep new ones in the original box so they always stay face up and away from touching anything.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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ironic that 9-volts are needed for smoke-detectors.
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