Woman Airlifted to Hospital After Vape Pen Explodes in Virginia

A woman was airlifted to a hospital with burns after her vape pen exploded in Northern Virginia on Saturday, officials say.

The woman was sitting in a car outside a vape shop in Herndon when the device exploded about 3:30 p.m., a representative of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said.

She was airlifted to a burn center after the incident in the 700 block of Grant Street, near a shopping center.

Additional information on her condition and what caused the explosion was not available immediately.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration warns that vape explosions are rare but dangerous. Go here to see safety tips if you do vape.

Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story.

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