France : two children burnt, an electronic cigarette would be inflamed

France : deux enfants brûlés, une cigarette électronique se serait enflammée

Orthez | Two children of nine and twelve years were injured on Monday in the south-west of France in the fire of a vehicle that is probably related to the combustion of an electronic cigarette in the bag from their mother, placed in the rear, has announced the force to a correspondent of the AFP.

According to the first elements of the investigation, a big flame came out of the purse of this woman who was driving in the town of Ortez. She immediately stopped the car, but her two children, sitting in the back, have been partially burned.

The eldest, reached for the leg, arm and face, was hospitalized, just like his sister, more slightly damaged.

The investigators speculate that the flame was able to come to the overheating of the battery of the electronic cigarette, probably due to the high temperatures currently affecting the South-West.

Share Button