CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A carry-on bag exploded Wednesday morning at Yeager Airport.
According to the airport, two lithium batteries attached to a battery charging device were the source of the ignition.
Airport police extinguished the fire. No one was injured and there were no delays.
“We are fortunate to have Yeager Airport Police Officers ready and prepared to respond to all situations, including battery fires,” airport director Terry Sayre said. “It is important for all passengers preparing to travel to review TSA regulations regarding prohibited and regulated items.”
Lithium batteries up to 100 watt hours per battery are allowed, and each passenger is allowed two spare batteries.