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WATCH: E-cigarettes explode on Hampshire barmaid

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WATCH: E-cigarettes explode on Hampshire barmaid

Published at 8:44pm 16th May 2017. (Updated at 8:46pm 16th May 2017)

CCTV footage has caught the moment a ball of fire narrowly missed a barmaid's head in Hampshire.

18-year-old Laura Baty was serving when she heard a massive bang and saw fire coming towards her.

An e-cigarette exploded and wrecked her dress.

Before she had time to think she felt the heat on her arm and started running away.

She said: "I was about to give somebody their change and I heard the bang.

"I could see the fire coming at me and I felt the heat as I ran away.

"I started crying hysterically and my arm was all black. My dress caught on fire as I ran away and I just didn't know what was happening.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue have released the video as reminder that batteries for e-cigarettes can explode if not properly stored.

In a post on their Facebook Page, they said: "Make sure that you buy all your electrical goods from reputable sellers and that you use correct charger for each item."

Watch the moment for yourself below.



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