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E-cigarette explosion eyed as cause of house fire

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An e-cigarette explosion reportedly ignited a house fire in Washington state that seriously injured a man. An e-cigarette explosion reportedly ignited a house fire in Washington state that seriously injured a man.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - An e-cigarette explosion reportedly ignited a house fire in Washington state that seriously injured a man.
    
Tacoma Fire Battalion Chief Dave McRoberts says the cause remains under investigation, but a woman said her electronic cigarette exploded, spilling liquid that set a couch on fire.
    
The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1EtmhaO ) firefighters rescued a man from inside the burning house Tuesday afternoon. He was taken to a hospital with burns and smoke inhalation.
    
There were five people in the house, which had been converted to six apartments.
    
Firefighters helped two residents off the roof, and two others escaped on their own.
    
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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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