Purse catches fire, briefly halts Nevada city council meeting

Battery inside a purse explodes and catches fire during a Boulder City Nevada city council meeting

Battery inside a purse explodes and catches fire during a Boulder City Nevada city council meeting

Sparks can fly at city council meetings when a hot topic is brought up, but at a recent Boulder City, Nev., meeting the sparks turned into fire.

The purse was tossed on the ground, singeing the carpet and leaving burn marks on the sidewalk outside, FOX 5 Las Vegas reported.

13 Action News spoke to a woman who said the fire was started by batteries that belong to a vape pen or e-cigarette.

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"I just knew something was wrong". "It was an exciting and unique evening".

Eventually, people in attendance were able to extinguish the flaming purse and continue the city council meeting.

When the purse caught fire, the woman immediately threw the purse off of her lap.

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In April, Scott Hildreth, who was traveling through McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, suffered third-degree burns when a battery for his e-cigarette caught fire in his trousers pocket.

"I believe it was a battery malfunction that ignited the contents of her purse", he said.

The fire chief recommended that people should make sure they are following manufacturer's recommendations in storing batteries for devices.

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