Swedish firefighters have said that a man attempted to use a vacuum cleaner to siphon fuel from his car. He ended up with an exploded vacuum and a burned-out car.

The emergency responders said that the man, from outside the northern city of Ornskoldsyik, was attempting to suck gas out of his car on Monday night to fuel his snow blower.

However he soon had to throw the vacuum out of the garage after the appliance caught fire.

The man told firefighters that the vacuum soon exploded outside of the garage. He then noticed that the car had also caught fire.

The homeowner called for help and evacuated his sleeping family from the house.

Firefighters said that they extinguished the flames, but the car was burnt out and the garage sustained damage from the smoke.

No injuries were reported.

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