Man hospitalized after e-cigarette explodes in his pocket

Caught on video, a Kentucky man is in the hospital this morning with second-degree burns after an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket.

Josh Hamilton was at a convenience store buying snacks when the smoking device burst into flames - shooting sparks around the cash register area.

He quickly ran outside and took off his pants and the clerk grabbed a fire extinguisher to put him out.

Hamilton says it felt like fireworks were going off in his pocket.

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