I thought people were going for the spray-on tan these days. Here’s a story out of Lake Wylie, SC.

A man escaped from a tanning bed as it burst into flames, sparking a fire that evacuated a Lake Wylie shopping center and damaged several stores Monday, authorities said.

…The man who escaped declined to give his name but said he was working on his tan when he heard a popping noise, then saw a flame at the corner of the tanning bed near his foot. He threw open the lid and jumped out, he said.

Authorities are investigating what ignited the bed at Ultratan.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding