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Burning Laptop In Fireplace Prompts Warning To Colo. Residents

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By Associated Press

GOLDEN, Colo. -- 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 ( http://bit.ly/yLOHzS ), 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.

Flickr photo via Rael Soriano Meseguer.

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