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[New Hampshire] UPDATE: Man was dead before Rochester fire was started with cigarette, oxygen tank

After an autopsy, officials said James Richardson, 69, died of natural causes. The report said it was a pre-existing medical condition. Richardson was found dead in a mobile home along with the fire that had put itself out.
NH1 News (WBIN)
added Aug 1, 2016 21:46

[Tennessee] Highlands Residential looking at smoke-free policy

Complaints about secondhand smoke and previous incidents involving smoking and oxygen tanks has led officials with Highlands Residential Services to look at implementing a smoke-free policy. The agency’s board of directors will be looking at a rough draf
Cookeville (TN) Herald Citizen
added May 20, 2016 18:35

St. Vincent's Hospital patient receiving oxygen suffers burns when trying to light cigarette

A St. Vincent's patient receiving oxygen through a nasal cannula suffered minor burns when trying to light a cigarette from her hospital bed on Friday evening. "That is a no-no" when receiving oxygen, Birmingham Fire & Rescue Capt. Willie Williams said.
added Mar 27, 2016 00:48

[Colorado] Oxygen tanks and cigarettes: A deadly combination

The Pueblo Fire Department is reiterating the dangers of smoking near an oxygen tank after a woman died in an apartment fire over the weekend... Less than two days after Collins's tragic death, News 5 found some Azteca Apartment residents smoking near th
KOAA NBC 5/30 (Colo. Springs/Pueblo, CO)
added Mar 15, 2016 22:11

[Kentucky] Exclusive: Winchester deadly fire suspect says he will never forgive himself

Jackie Hisle is charged with three counts of second-degree manslaughter. He is being held on a one million dollar cash bond....The 55-year old says he was drinking and smoking in his apartment on Spring Mist Lane early Friday morning when his oxygen tank
WKYT-TV CBS 27 (Lexington, KY)
added Mar 14, 2016 18:53

[Illinois] Smoking near oxygen tanks was cause of explosion at Henry housing complex

a fire and explosion that destroyed a senior housing apartment and damaged another but caused no serious injuries. The Henry Fire Department was called at 8:02 p.m. about a fire in one unit at the Indian Town Home Association, a subsidized complex of dup
Peoria (IL) Journal-Star
added Feb 19, 2016 17:39

Maryland Hospital Patient Critical After Lighting Cigarette

Maryland authorities say a 60-year-old man is in critical condition after lighting a cigarette in his hospital room. Investigators say the Steven K. Bock ignited his oxygen mask and surrounding bedding material when he lit the cigarette Saturday night in
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 11, 2016 18:26

[Maryland] Man, 60, critically burned smoking in hospital bed

hospital staff said they pulled an alarm after hearing a patient scream “fire” in room 302. Nursing staff found the patient in the room having trouble breathing and a small fire consisting of an oxygen mask and a blanket. Staff was able to put out the fi
WMAR ABC2 (Baltimore, MD)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:27

[California] Fulton man who smoked while using home oxygen dies in fire

An 82-year-old bedridden man died during an accidental house fire near Santa Rosa that started because he was smoking a cigarette while using home oxygen, authorities said.
San Francisco Chronicle
added Dec 28, 2015 06:20

[Virginia] VIDEO: Smoking while on oxygen to blame for Appalachian Towers fire

the combination put one man in the hospital and left many others displaced. It's mostly water damage. The fire was contained to one apartment but countless gallons of water from the sprinkler system flooded the entire fifth floor and the floors below.
WCYB (Bristol, VA)
added Nov 30, 2015 17:28
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