Burning Laptop Prompts Warning To Colo. Residents

Published January 9, 2012 5:09PM (EST)

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities have arrested a man after more than three dozen residents of Golden were warned to stay inside their homes because of a burning laptop.

Police say they ordered the warnings after they saw smoke and smelled gas. According to KMGH-TV ( ), they later found that a man was burning his laptop in a fireplace.

Authorities called in hazardous material investigators to determine if there was any danger.


Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com

By Salon Staff

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