So a similar event occur to me some time ago. I was sitting on my bed listening to music with iTunes, when the MBP rapidly turned off screen, HDD, etc directly later, a bright red circle emerge in the left speaker where the MagSafe is plugged in and disappeared almost instantly, but then the smoke and fumes started emergence the speakers. It was an electrical fire. I detached the MBP MagSafe and put out the fire and then remove the charger from the mains. I'm scared , since I was there to extinguish the fire before the thing was completely burned the only visible damage to the mine was small holes in the plastic on the side of the MBP which had melt I have immediately on the phone to Apple and asked many questions about whether anyone was injured in the area, I received my new MBP yesterday without the old hard drive back up (which should be able to do - I'm pretty sure the HD was not damaged by fire). I talked to them again today and told me that it is unlikely that it can save my data and now has been sent to Apple HQ in California so even if you can back up, it will be a long wait. They also gave me a number to call to claim a "gift" I'm still calling, but I guess I will offer an iPod or something, but I really do not think that's enough, because I was in a shelter school with 60 people in it. What if the fire had occurred at night and people had died? It is unlikely that he had not smelled the smoke came out of it terrible when I was on, but still, there is a stage and I think I should pay more than an ipod miserable. The other man who had this problem is very fortunate that their cats were there to pull the plug. I just hope this problem will never have cause serious harm to anyone.