E-Cigarette Battery Explodes in Man's Pants at Owensboro Gas Station

Published 02/23 2016 09:32PM

Updated 02/23 2016 09:32PM

We've heard reports of exploding e-cigarettes before, but surveillance video from a gas station in Owensboro caught the event on camera.

The incident happened this weekend at the Shell gas station on New Hartford Road.

You can see a man, Josh Hamilton, standing at the counter, when all of a sudden his pants burst into flames, sparks shooting across the store.

Hamilton then runs outside and takes off his pants. Bystanders tried to help, when someone finally uses a fire extinguisher.

Hamiltion posted on his Facebook he suffered third degree burns. He tells Eyewitness News it was a spare battery that burst into flames.
 

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