I have a little ironing table next to me at my sewing machine and last night while I was sewing I heard a noise from the iron (it's a Steamfast little portable iron) and looked over to see this:
There were a few clicks and then it spontaneously combusted. This is what was left after:
Good thing I was sitting right at the sewing machine. I have to admit that there have been nights when I've left the iron on...
I'm trying to find out who to notify about this so others can be warned. Be careful if you have this iron... don't leave it alone!