This scares me because I have a MacBook. I do always shut it down at night time and almost never have it in sleep mode. I don’t leave it plugged in while I’m not around but this still scares me.

The user (mattyb) on the MacTalk forums said that the notebooks battery life seemed to be less than it has been in the past. mattyb said that the notebook was in sleep mode and charging while on a bookshelf

“My girlfriend said she heard it hissing like a steam valve, then smoke started pouring out of it and a couple of seconds later, a very large flash fire started.”

check out the MacTalk forums for the whole story and more pictures.