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Man Airlifted After Vaping Product Explodes in Face

HESPERIA-( A man in his 50’s was airlifted after a vaping product blew up causing facial injuries late Monday morning. At around 11:28 p.m. Hesperia Station Deputies and Medics from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the 8200 block of Peach Avenue.

Although the initial report indicated that there was a fire at the residence, firefighters were able to determine that there was no fire. Upon arrival, they located the man, who had moderate facial injuries, consisting of burns.

“A single adult male patient was flown down to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for evaluation of moderate, non-life threatening injuries,” said San Bernardino County Firefighter Spokesman, Eric Sherwin.

Tabbetha Alvey told Victor Valley News that the injured man is her uncle and he had just purchased the “vape” the previous day.  “It was brand new no mods at all done to it,” said Alvey. Jeanpaul Mancha, a friend of the injured man said that the injured man used the vape instead of smoking cigarettes and also said it was not “modded”.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation by the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

Victor Valley News Group

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