Fire official: Man injured by exploding e-cigarette

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials say a southwest Florida man was injured when an e-cigarette he was smoking exploded in his face.

North Collier Deputy Fire Chief Eloy Ricardo says the man suffered burns to his face and also inhaled a piece of the cigarette, causing internal injuries.

The Naples Daily News reports the man was taken to a Naples hospital and later flown to Miami where he was placed in a medically induced coma.

Ricardo says there was no damage to the man’s home.

There was no further word on the man’s condition.


Information from: Naples (Fla.) Daily News,

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