ROCKVILLE, Md. (WSVN) — Officials said an incident involving hand sanitizer and a cigarette led to a huge car fire in Maryland.
Video from the scene shows a charred and completely destroyed vehicle.
(5/13 ~530p) Rockville Pike, Federal Plaza shopping Center, vehicle fire; Cause, Driver using hand sanitizer & smoking a cigarette, which is a bad combo in unventilated area like a car; total loss; @MCFRS_EMIHS treated & transported 1 adult w/ minor burns, NLT https://t.co/eJEMD9ODwR pic.twitter.com/nD7i7pQ5Mc
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) May 13, 2021
According to Fox 5 DC, officials with the county said a driver was using hand sanitizer while smoking a cigarette.
Authorities said the dangerous combination led to the blaze.
One person was injured with minor burns, but the car was completely destroyed.
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