Vape pen causes small fire as passengers board plane

NEW YORK — A small fire caused by an overheated vape pen battery delayed a Houston-bound flight from New York’s LaGuardia airport.The incident occurred on Wednesday during the boarding of a SkyWest flight operating as s Delta Connection.Video posted online shows a flight attendant using a fire extinguisher on a flaming bag, which was in an overhead storage bin.A passenger, Rex Sakamoto of New York City, tells WCBS someone yelled “fire” and there was a smell “like a campfire.”An airline statement says passengers “deplaned routinely” and continued on a different aircraft.___Information from: WCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2ny.comThe Associated Press