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[New York] Careless smoking causes fire that hurts 13 in NYC

The Fire Department of New York says careless smoking caused a weekend fire in the city's historic Little Italy neighborhood that hurt 13 people. The fire Saturday morning tore through Angelo's of Mulberry Street and apartments above it. The restaurant o
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 21, 2018 14:30
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[Iowa] Investigators blame smoking materials for fatal fire

Cedar Rapids Fire Department investigators on Tuesday said the smoking materials ignited a chair inside the apartment, causing the Saturday morning fire. When firefighters entered the apartment, they found 57-year-old Thomas Jones inside, near the chair
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 21, 2018 14:28
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[New York] Little Italy Is Very Little, and Not Very Italian

On Saturday morning, the old heart of the neighborhood took another hit when a fire broke out at Angelo’s of Mulberry St., said to be the oldest Italian restaurant in the area. Damage from the blaze — caused by “accidental, careless discard of smoking ma
New York Times
added Feb 20, 2018 20:56
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[UK] Holy smoke: Cigarette suspected as Bethnal Green church fire cause

They suspect the “unsafe disposal of smoking materials” like a match or cigarette caused the fire. Following the incident, LFB has issued safety advice for smokers reminding them to install smoke alarms in regularly-used rooms, including hallways, never
East London Advertiser (uk)
added Feb 20, 2018 20:31
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[UK] E-cigarette trial makes Isle of Man jail 'calmer and safer'

Allowing inmates to smoke e-cigarettes has made an Isle of Man jail "calmer and safer", a report has found. The six-month pilot was introduced after a 2008 ban on tobacco led to inmates smoking "illicit materials" like nicotine patches and tea bags. Int
BBC Online
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[China, UK] Illegal cigarettes are seized

Greenwich Trading Standards officers, acting on information, swooped on a mail box and confiscate the potentially dangerous cigarettes. The haul with a street value of more than £12,000 had been illegally shipped and imported into the country from Chin
London News Online (uk)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:17
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[UK] Flammable skin cream warning issued by fire chiefs in Carers’ Week

This Carers’ Week (12 - 16 June) We're urging health professionals and carers to stop using flammable emollient creams, especially when the patient is known to smoke.
London Fire Brigade--London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) (uk)
added Feb 12, 2018 13:20
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[UK] Skin creams containing paraffin causing people to catch fire and die, investigation finds

Mr Holyoake, who was bed-bound, caught fire when smoking a cigarette. The E45 residue is believed to have acted as an accelerant, increasing the intensity and speed of the fire and leaving the patient very little chance of surviving.
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 12, 2018 13:19
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[UK] Warning hundreds of fire deaths may be linked to skin creams

If people use the creams regularly but do not often change clothes or bedding, paraffin residue can soak into the fabric and act as an accelerant when it comes into contact with a cigarette or a flame from a heater.
BBC Online
added Feb 12, 2018 13:17
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[China] Shanghai Van Crash Caused by Smoking Driver, Police Say

A smoking driver ignited a fire inside a van carrying fuel canisters, causing him to lose control and slam into pedestrians on a sidewalk outside a Starbucks in Shanghai on Friday, the police said. At least 18 people were injured. The crash occurred just
New York Times
added Feb 12, 2018 06:38
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