Overheated Vaping Device Causes Victorville Vehicle Fire

An overheated vaping device caused a vehicle fire in Victorville late last month. Danielle Poole was visiting her friend near Silica and Fifth Avenue and had parked her vehicle in the street under some shade. According to Poole, she went inside for 15 minutes and came out when she heard her car alarm going off. When she went outside she saw her 2014 Chrysler filled with smoke.

Poole said she left her Ohmega Box Mod, a vaping device, in the driver side door, and that she noticed it was on fire when she went outside to check on her car. San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and put out the vehicle fire. Temperatures were in the triple digits that day, creating a hazardous environment for a vaping device in a hot car.

This incident is one of many instances so far this year of e-cigarette devices catching fire or exploding. Users of these products should take extreme caution when using them, especially in extreme temperatures. The lithium ion batteries in the devices should be kept between 14 and 86 degrees. When left out in extreme heat, the batteries can cause the device to catch fire or explode. In some cases, the heat might just warp or melt the device, but it’s never worth it to take the risk.

“Vaping devices continue to pose many risks to consumers, their health, and their property,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group. “Manufacturers of these devices need to be held accountable for these injuries and damages.”

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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