Vape Battery Sparks Luggage Fire at Savannah Airport Checkpoint

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent rushed into action when smoke began billowing from a bag going through a checkpoint at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia on July 20.

Footage released by the TSA on August 9 shows lead officer Darrell Wade grabbing the smoking bag off a conveyor belt and bringing it away to safety.

The fire was caused by a malfunctioning e-cigarette battery, according to local media. Credit: Transportation Security Administration via Storyful