Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


PHOTOS: Vape explosion

The Ridings, Rochford
24/03/2021 @ 09:49
Incident Number: 141115
In attendance: 1 x Rochford, 1 x Southend

Firefighters have given safety advice for e-cigarette and vape users after a vape exploded in a house in Rochford today.

Crews from Rochford and Southend were called the The Ridings in Rochford just before 10am after the vape exploded and set the smoke alarms off.

Firefighters believe the explosion was called by a battery fault.

Watch Manager Dave Gomez from Rochford Fire Station said: “We’d advise people who use e-cigarettes and vapes to make sure they buy them and any batteries or chargers from a reputable retailer. Make sure to use batteries and chargers that the manufacturer recommends for the devices and do not overcharge them.”

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