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Exploding E-Cigarette Burns Hotel Guest

CHELMSFORD (CBS) – A man suffered burns early Saturday morning after his electronic cigarette exploded inside a Chelmsford hotel.

Firefighters responded to the Radisson just before 3 a.m. and found minor smoke and fire damage.

Chelmsford Electronic Cigarette
An electronic cigarette exploded in a Chelmsford hotel, burning a man's hand. (Image Credit: Chelmsford Fire Department)

A 47-year-old man was treated at the hotel for second degree burns to his left hand after his e-cigarette's battery back exploded.

The explosion came while the man was charging the device.

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