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Warning as e-cigarette explodes in Birmingham office

A warning has been issued to people who smoke e-cigarettes smokers after the battery in one overheated and exploded in a Birmingham office.

West Midlands Fire Service said the device had been left to charge via a computer USB port, and overheated. It exploded and sprayed hot battery fluid.

The man was away from his desk at the time so managed to escape injury - though his keyboard and desk was damaged.

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