E-Cigarette Explosion In Des Moines
According to KCCI, "A West Des Moines man was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after fire officials say his e-cigarette exploded in his pocket."
Authorities say the incident happened at the Sun Prairie Apartment Complex. A tenant was sitting on his couch when his e-cigarette suddenly exploded. The person told investigators, "It was just like a roman candle being shot!"
Smoke filled the hallway of the second floor. A worker from Sun Prairie was able to put the blaze out. A friend of the victim suffered third-degree burns. No other injuries were reported.
I'm sure this dude was pretty freaked out when this happened! This is just one more reason to give up the e-cigs....chewing gum is much safer.
To read the full article about what happened, click on this link.
No word yet on if the victim has decided to quit vaping.