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A Maryland man learned the hard way that smoking and hand sanitizer don’t mix.

Fire officials say the man was using hand sanitizer while smoking a cigarette, which caused the sanitizer to ignite and set the entire car on fire.

He ended up being taken to a hospital with minor burns. Many types of hand sanitizer contain alcohol or other flammable substances and can be dangerous to use while smoking in a small, unventilated area such as a car.

The Fire Department is calling it ‘a bad combo in unventilated area’.

What are some other common household products that can be dangerous in the wrong circumstances?



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