The WSVN story about the incident tells the man – a 21-year-old Evan Spahlinger – to be from Naples. His sister heard the explosion and smelled smoke and fire. She rushed to check on her brother and found him lying on the floor with a burned face and neck.
Spahlinger was reportedly taken to a local hospital before bening transported to the Miami hospital where he is in a medially induced coma. Fox News quote firefighters about the cause of the explosion and they think it was the lithium battery of the e-cig that exploded.
The scary nature of the incident is certainly an alarm bell to e-cig users and calls for careful reading about the public and not-so-public risks that comes with these devices.