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Electrical charger warning after Newport e-cig house fire

  • 8-16-2015

A family from Newport had "a lucky escape" after a charger caused an e-cigarette to explode and spark a fire.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze at a house on Humber Road, Bettws, on Monday evening.

An e-cigarette had been plugged into a mobile phone charger when the battery exploded, landing on a bed and setting it alight.

The fire service has now issued a warning on the dangers of electrical chargers following a rise in fires.

The force has urged caution over using "fake or faulty" chargers, as well as using chargers incorrectly and with the wrong device.

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