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20:41  14 june  2019
20:41  14 june  2019 Source:   travelpulse.com

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A passenger ' s bag passing through airport security at Yeager Airport in West Virginia on Wednesday ignited and caught fire , in an incident that again shows the potential danger of lithium batteries. The Associated Press reported that two lithium batteries attached to a charger in the bag

Moving forward, Yeager Airport Director Terry Sayre reminds passengers to review TSA regulations regarding prohibited and regulated items before traveling. Trending in Travel. Carry-on bag ignites at West Virginia airport . California infant to break World Record of youngest person to visit all 50 states.

Passenger's Bag Catches Fire at West Virginia Airport© formulanone / Flickr Passenger terminal sign at Yeager Airport in West Virginia

Security personnel working at a West Virginia airport Wednesday were shocked to see a bag going through a checkpoint catch fire.

According to The Associated Press, Transportation Security Administration officers working at Yeager Airport in Charleston said a passenger’s bag ignited in flames after a small explosion caused by two lithium batteries attached to a charger.

Airport police extinguished the small fire and news outlets shared a picture of the scorched bag:

Yeager Airport Director Terry Sayre said the incident resulted in no injuries or delays, and the passenger whose bag caught fire was permitted to continue to his flight. Sayre also said travelers should know and understand the TSA list of prohibited and regulated items before flying.

This is not the first time a smoking bag has caused a stir at an airport in the United States. Last year in Boston, TSA officers were notified that a piece of luggage was seen smoking, which agents quickly found was caused by a lithium battery in an e-cigarette that ignited.

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