Fire chiefs are warning of the potential dangers of e-cigarettes after one overheated, sparking a fire at a student house.
Crews from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the property in Bangor yesterday, where they found one of the ground floor bedrooms heavily smoke-logged.
An e-cigarette, which had been left on charge, is thought to have overheated - igniting the bed.
There are warnings that the devices "carry an increased risk of fire".
Two students, who were home at the time, were unhurt.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service has issued the following advice:
- Only purchase e-cigarettes from a reputable source
- Only use the battery and charger provided with the e-cigarette - never mix and match
- Always follow the manufacturer's instructions
- Turn off and unplug the devices before you go to bed
- Never leave items on charge or unattended for long periods - e-cigarettes are known to overheat when charging
- Be aware of general fire safety - for example, check smoke alarms regularly