他說，這表明 "考慮一下你應該如何為你的電氣物品安全充電 "是多麼重要。
他建議人們使用 "有信譽的充電器，而不是廉價的替代品"，並且永遠不要讓電器設備在無人看管的情況下充電，並把它們放在 "防火的表面，而不是床或沙發上，因為它們更易燃"。
A family home was gutted by a fire caused by an electronic vape that was left charging unattended, a fire service said.
Five crews were called to the house on Jersey Road, Maldon, Essex, at 13:40 GMT on Tuesday.
A first floor bedroom was "engulfed in flames" before it spread to the roof, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said.
Watch manager, Martin Cable, from Maldon Fire Station, said: "This fire has caused extensive damage to the house and the occupants will not be able to live there for some time - there is a lot of damage to repair.
"The fire started in the bedroom where a vape, which was plugged into a charger, was left on the bed unattended.
"The vape overheated and caught the bedding and mattress alight. The fire then spread around the bedroom."
He said it showed how important it is to "think about how you should charge your electrical items safely".
He advised people to use a "reputable charger and not a cheap alternative" and to never leave electrical devices charging unattended and to leave them on "a fire resistant surface, not a bed or sofa which are much more flammable".