A couple lost their 25 year old son in a fire at
home on June 4th. The son who had graduated
with MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madis
on two weeks earlier had come home for a while.
He had lunch with his dad at home and decided to
go back to clean up his hostel room. His father
told him to wait, to meet his mother, before he
went back for a few days.
He decided to take a
nap while waiting for his mom to come back home
from work. Some time later their neighbors called
911 when they saw black smoke coming out of
Unfortunately, the 25 years old died in the three
year old house.
It took several days of
investigation to find out the cause of the fire. It
was determined that the fire was caused by the
laptop resting on the bed. When the laptop was on
the bed cooling fan did not get the air to cool the
computer and that is what caused the fire.
not even wake up to get out of the bed because
he died of breathing in carbon monoxide.
The reason I am writing this to all of you is that I
have seen many of us using the laptop while in
bed. Let us all decide and make it a practice not
to do that. The risk is real. Let us make it a rule
not to use the laptop on bed with blankets and
Please educate as many people as