Fire crews called out in Perth due to man vaping

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AN e-cigarette smoker getting their nicotine fix this morning was behind a Department of Fire and Emergency services response in the middle of Perth this morning.

Firefighters were called out to busy St Georges Terrace to reports that a bin was on fire.

However, when they got there they found it was a man having a vape on an e-cigarette.

A DFES spokeswoman said it was common for fire crews to be called out to non-fire related jobs but rare for them to be called out to respond to a person vaping.

This call comes after another good Samaritan alerted police to a man making threats to kill – a spider…..

Current WA laws around vaping are vague – selling any device which resembles a cigarette is illegal in Australia.

However, WA has not banned using e-cigarettes in non-smoking areas, like some other Australian States.

But owners and managers may choose to bring in policies applying to their premises which prohibits the use of e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited.