Wheelchair explodes inside Winter Park home, sparks fire

No one injured in incident

A fire breaks out in Winter Park.
A fire breaks out in Winter Park.

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A motorized wheelchair exploded early Thursday inside a Winter Park home, sparking a fire, officials said.

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The fire broke out around 2 a.m. on McKean Circle off Palmer Avenue.

According to authorities, the battery on the wheelchair may have caused the explosion.

A couple and two dogs inside the home were not injured.

Smoke caused extensive damage to the home, firefighters said.

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The state fire marshal is investigating.

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