Second Florida man burned by e-cigarette blast

NC_ecigburn1030_700x394Cape Coral, Fla. — (WBBH) A Cape Coral, Florida man is recovering from third degree burns after an e-cigarette exploded in his pocket.

It’s the second incident of its kind in recent days.

Earlier this week, a Naples man suffered burns to his face and lungs when his e-cigarette exploded.

“The gentleman who witnessed it said it sounded like three M-80s went off in my pocket,” Randall Cales says.

Cales said when he heard and felt the burning sensation he didn’t realize it was the e-cigarette in his pocket that had exploded.

“I actually thought I was getting shot because of the burn and the sound,” he said.

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