Shocking moment when a TSA hero agent takes a bag to smoke at a Georgia airport

Video surveillance shows a smoking bag and setting fire to the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

A TSA agent is hailed as a hero for jumping into action to secure a smoking bag.

The surveillance video of a security checkpoint at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport shows a carry-on bag while the assessment is being made.

While the passengers jump to the smoke, it is seen the chief officer Darrell Wade going towards the bag, grabbing it and taking it out of the way.

Video surveillance shows a smoking bag and setting fire to the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Video surveillance shows a smoking bag and setting fire to the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Chief Officer Darrell Wade is seen going into action and grabbing the bag

Chief Officer Darrell Wade is seen going into action and grabbing the bag

Chief Officer Darrell Wade is seen going into action and grabbing the bag

The incident occurred on July 20, but a video has just been released that shows Wade's heroic efforts.

After hearing a shout from passengers, Wade, a retired military officer and dog sitter with the Army for 21 years, walked quietly towards the bag.

He realizes he is on fire and another clip shows him running to carry the burning luggage to the stairs.

"I knew (the staircase) that it was a solid, concrete structure, so I knew that no fire would spread," Wade said.

After law enforcement examined the bag, they determined that the smoke was caused by a defective electronic cigarette battery.

Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers have exploded or burned down in the past and, therefore, can only be stored in carry-on luggage.

He safely takes him to an empty stairway and out of danger

He safely takes him to an empty stairway and out of danger

He safely takes him to an empty stairway and out of danger

"I really wanted everyone else to be safe," Wade said. "I can honestly say, at that point, that I was not thinking about getting hurt or something, I just wanted everyone else at the checkpoint and all the other officers to be safe.

Once the bag was considered safe, he finished his shift and went home to tell his wife about his day.

"I told my wife how the day went by, she did not believe me, of course," Wade said. "I went home and treated him like it was another day."

Now he says his colleagues call him the "fire chief."

After the exam, the smoke was caused by a defective electronic cigarette battery

After the exam, the smoke was caused by a defective electronic cigarette battery

After the exam, the smoke was caused by a defective electronic cigarette battery

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