A Wii Apparently Burned This Man’s House Down

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Investigators are “99% sure” the fire was caused by the console.

A Nintendo Wii is reportedly responsible for a massive fire inside an RV at Colorado Springs earlier in the week.

According to Southern Colorado site KKTV, fire investigators ruled out any other possible causes for the fire, which burned most of the belongings of homeowner Trevor Pellegrin.

“This had nothing to do with the wires,” said Pellegrin. “It started in the actual console of the Wii.”

Pellegrin had been watching Netflix on the console before switching it off, but he did not unplug it at the wall.

“There’s no warning label on that Wii saying unplug after use that it may cause a fire, there’s no warning label so I didn’t know to do that, to unplug it.”

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via 11 News

Although Pellegrin lost most of his possessions in the fire, he was unhurt.

“I was coming back from a meeting and I got a phone call from my neighbor that my camper was on fire.”

Investigators are “99% sure” the fire stemmed from the Wii, but Pellegrin is bringing an insurance company in to conduct a more thorough investigation.

Lucy O’Brien is Entertainment Editor at IGN’s AU office. Follow her ramblings on Twitter.
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