Orange County man injured when e-cigarette explodes

Mar 9, 2015 3:55 PM by News Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An exploding e-cigarette has left a Santa Ana man with burns to his face and hands.

Orange County fire Capt. Steve Concialdi says a man in his 20s was sitting on his bed and smoking at around 1:45 a.m. Monday when his e-cigarette began to hum.

Concialdi says the man pulled the device away from his mouth and it exploded. Half of the e-cigarette lodged in the ceiling.

Sheets and folded clothing on the bed caught fire but the man doused it with water before firefighters arrived at his apartment.

The man was taken to a hospital with minor burns to his face and hands and a cut to his hand.

It's unclear what caused the device to blow up.

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