Officials: Woman burned after computer battery explodes
11:34 AM, Apr 20, 2017
CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) - Fire officials say a women suffered superficial burns after a computer battery exploded and caught fire at an office building in Queen Anne's County.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a notice of investigation that a 58-year-old women suffered superficial burn to her face and upper body after a lithium battery in a computer exploded and caught fire Wednesday. Officials say the fire occurred at the Bridges Behavioral Health & Wellness in Centerville.
The woman was airlifted to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center for treatment.
The fire was accidental and was extinguished by an employee before the fire department arrived.