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A California man was hospitalized with burns to his face after an electronic cigarette exploded.

Authorities responded to a liquor store after the e-cigarette exploded, burning an employee and damaging the store.

Materials from the e-cigarette cut the man’s face and shattered a glass display inside the store.

The man was taken to the a local hospital’s burn unit, where he was listed in critical condition.

Officials are investigating what caused the e-cigarette to explode.