A South Carolina man working on his tan escaped serious injury after the tanning bed he was in suddenly burst into flames, The News & Observer of Fayetteville reported.

The unidentified man told the paper that he was in the bed when he heard a popping noise and saw a flame near his foot.

He quickly opened the lid and jumped out.

The resulting fire led to the evacuation of a strip mall in Lake Wylie, S.C., where several stores suffered smoke damage, the News & Observer reported.

It took firefighters more than hour to put out the blaze.

Investigators are looking into what caused the tanning bed to catch fire.

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