Reno Fire warns public about social media “Outlet Challenge”

Reno Fire warns public about social media “Outlet Challenge” | #ESC_LLC #FireExtinguisher #Fire #FirePrevention | The Reno Fire Department is warning the public about a dangerous social media challenge that has the potential to cause electrical fires. Two residential fires that occurred last weekend in the Truckee Meadows are believed to be the outcome of the “Outlet Challenge,” circulating on sites like YouTube and TikTok.() https://wp.me/p97JNV-1jF

The challenge suggests users partially insert the plug of a mobile device or charger, leaving the prongs exposed. Then a penny or piece of metal is dropped in the space between the plug and outlet to touch the exposed prongs. Fire investigators say the electrical fires can start when the metal makes contact with the prongs, creating an electrical arc.

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