Cell-Phone Fires: A Lot of Static
Over the years I’ve seen plenty of warnings about using mobile phones at gas stations, and I’ve always assumed they were an urban myth, but never looked into the matter. Now Wired News has gotten on the case and shown that, yes, mobile phones are extraordinarily unlikely to cause a fire at a your local station. While some phones (and some station pumps!) carry warnings, these are basically just to cover themselves legally for that “just in case…” scenario.