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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy is asking customers who own their electric car charging station to stop using the product after a house fire in Mooresville last month.

Duke Energy sent an e-mail to about 125 customers in the Carolinas and Indiana who currently participate in their plug-in electric vehicle pilots and have the same type of charging station installed at their homes to stop using it.

Investigators have not determined if the electric car charger was the source of a house fire in Mooresville on October 30, but the product has been the center of the investigation.

The e-mail continues to explain that Duke Energy has no direct reason to believe that the charging station was the reason of the fire, but out of caution, customers should not use the charging station until they receive additional information from the investigation.

The fire happened last month and caused $800,000 worth of damage to the home. Two people suffered minor injuries after they helped one of the residents in the home to safety.

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