Georgia TSA officer jumps into action when bag begins smoking

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Georgia TSA officer prevents dangerous situation when bag begins to smoke. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 5 a.m. on August 10, 2018.

The quick actions of a TSA officer prevented a dangerous situation in Georgia last month.

Video shows the officer at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport remain calm even though a bag started smoking.

The officer was able to take the bag to a safe area outside the terminal.

The smoke was coming from a malfunctioning vape battery.

Those batteries are banned from checked luggage, because of this very danger.

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