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Apple 'investigating' store incident blamed on iPad battery

The Apple Store in Amsterdam was temporarily evacuated Sunday.

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The incident took place at the Apple Store in Amsterdam.

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Apple said Monday it's investigating an incident at the Apple Store in Amsterdam that led to a call to the fire service a day earlier.

Sunday's incident was first reported by Dutch outlet AT5, which claimed that an iPad had exploded in the store. It quoted a spokesman from the local fire service as saying the fire was likely caused by a "leaking battery pack."

"We're currently investigating the incident that took place at Apple Amsterdam on Sunday," a spokeswoman for Apple said in a statement. "Our staff were able to evacuate customers quickly and safely and the store re-opened shortly afterwards."

Amsterdam's fire service didn't respond to a request for comment.

The incident follows another evacuation this year at an Apple Store in Switzerland where an iPhone reportedly emitted smoke.