Nova Scotia smoker unhurt when cigarette sparks gas containers in car

More proof that smoking is hazardous to your health.

NEW MINAS, N.S. — More proof that smoking is hazardous to your health.

A man filled up a couple of gas containers in New Minas, N.S., today but didn’t have a lid for one of them.

He put the containers in his trunk and drove off but soon noticed a smell of gas.

The man pulled into a parking lot, but instead of checking the containers right away decided to have a smoke first.

New Minas Fire Chief Jim Redmond says the resulting explosion and fire destroyed the car.

The man escaped with only singed hair on his head.

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