Less than 48 hours after a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded inside a hotel room in Australia and caused more than $1,800 AUD (£1,028 converted) worth of damage, another smartphone has burst into flames.

Nathan Dornacher had returned home from a yard sale with his family when the Samsung smartphone set alight.

The Galaxy Note 7 was left in the Jeep to charge with the air conditioning running, while Mr Dornacher brought his newly purchased desk inside the house.

Writing on Facebook about the incident, which took place in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Mr Dornacher explained: “We were planning on grabbing the dog and Bonnie and heading to PetCo.

“I head back out to the car to grab my phone which was on the charger (me and Lydia always fight over the house charger) go to open the door and see flames inside.”

Firemen were able to contain the blaze, which tore through the Dornacher family Jeep.

Samsung told FOX 13 that it was aware of the incident.

The South Korean firm said it was working to investigate to find out whether there was any way it could replay the cost of the vehicle destroyed in the fire.

However it appears negotiations between the technology giant and Mr Dornacher are not off to the best of starts.

The Note 7 owner posted on Facebook, writing: “Samsung has blown me off after over a hour on the phone this morning. (sic)

“Never called back as promised. Guess it is time to get a lawyer. You had your chance.”

“In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note 7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue.

“However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7.”

Samsung added, “We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause in the market but this is to ensure that Samsung continues to deliver the highest quality products to our customers.

“We are working closely with our partners to ensure the replacement experience is as convenient and efficient as possible.”

For UK customers who have Galaxy Note 7 devices, Samsung in collaboration with its partners and operators, will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one.

UK customers who have Galaxy Note 7 devices will be contacted by the provider or operator from which they purchased the product in order to arrange their device exchange.

The exchange of units will begin from September 19th 2016.