FRESNO (CBS SF) — A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after being burned when his e-cigarette exploded as he rode a Fresno bus.
The 53-year-old man said he had an electronic battery powered vape device in his pants pocket that became hot and then burst into flames.READ MORE: San Jose Police Investigate Shooting Downtown In Hyde Park Neighborhood
There were reports that indicated the man might have been trying to use the e-cigarette on the bus before putting it in his pocket.READ MORE: Calls For Justice As Suspects In Asian American Attacks Appear In San Francisco Court - 'We Are Watching'
In surveillance video from the bus, the man is seen sitting and talking with another passenger across the aisle when the e-cig starts hissing as it emits smoke.
The man begins to yell as the e-cigarette produces flames before it appears to explode in his pocket. Once the flames cease, the man runs off camera, apparently asking for help from the driver.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Santa Clara County Ramps Up Effort With Dose Surplus
The man was treated for burns to his right thigh and hand. There was no word on his current condition.