A Twin Cities man’s phone charger caught fire as he drove along an interstate and engulfed his vehicle in flames, authorities said Saturday.
The incident occurred about 7:15 p.m. Friday on Interstate 94 in central North Dakota, about 15 miles west of Mandan, according to the Highway Patrol.
The driver, Trevor Susla, 21, of Chanhassen, was not injured, the patrol added.
Susla was heading east in his sport-utility vehicle and saw flames from his phone charger in the center console. He stopped on the shoulder and got out, according to the patrol.
Firefighters from nearby New Salem arrived and doused the flames but not before the SUV was “burned completely,” a statement from the patrol read.
Susla was driving a Nissan Xterra. The type or model of the phone charger was not reported.
The incident closed that side of the interstate for about 10 minutes as emergency responders cleaned up the scene.