E-cigarette explodes in primary school and sets fire to caretaker's office

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An e-cigarette exploded at a primary school in south London today, setting fire to the caretaker's office. Investigators believe the e-cigarette was being charged using a computer and the wrong type of adapter.

Around 320 staff and students were forced to evacuate the building at around 9:45 this morning on Wyvil Road in Lambeth. No-one was injured.

Credit: London Fire Brigade
Credit: London Fire Brigade