E-cigarette explodes in California man’s face

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RAMONA, Calif.- A southern California man was hospitalized after his electronic cigarette exploded.

The incident happened at the Stage Stop Liquor Store in Ramona, California on Sunday.

Fire officials said the employee suffered burns and cuts on his face when the e-cigarette exploded. The blast also shattered a glass display in the store.

The man, who has not been identified, is listed in critical condition at UC San Diego Medical Center.

The exact cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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