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Vape pen causes small fire as passengers board plane

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 February 14, 2019 10:03 AM February 14, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

NEW YORK (AP) - A small fire caused by an overheated vape pen battery delayed a Houston-bound flight from New York's LaGuardia airport.

The incident occurred on Wednesday during the boarding of a SkyWest flight operating as s Delta Connection.

Video posted online shows a flight attendant using a fire extinguisher on a flaming bag, which was in an overhead storage bin.

A passenger, Rex Sakamoto of New York City, tells WCBS someone yelled "fire" and there was a smell "like a campfire."

An airline statement says passengers "deplaned routinely" and continued on a different aircraft.

Information from: WCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2ny.com

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