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[Colorado] Apartment High Rise Fire Caused By Someone Smoking In Bed

A fire that injured several people Monday morning was started by someone smoking in bed with an oxygen tank, according to authorities in Lakewood. Flames could be seen coming out of the sixth floor window of a high rise.
KKTV 11 (Colorado Springs / Pueblo, CO)
added Jul 1, 2014 12:28
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Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match

There are a number of potential sources of ignition, including people lighting matches or smoking cigarettes. "It can be what you might think are innocuous or benign things," Greenlund said. "But with the facial hair and oxygen, it can be a real risk."
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 27, 2014 19:54
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[UK] Man sets fire to himself in Plymouth smoking while using an oxygen tank

The man, who lives in Holman Court, suffered the effects of flash flames resulting in a blackened face whilst using a home oxygen tank and has been taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance where he remains.
Plymouth Herald / This is Plymouth (uk)
added May 22, 2014 12:14
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Fire at newly acquired Colorado Springs apartments blamed on smoking near oxygen tank

A person smoking near an oxygen tank caused a fire at the Santa Fe Apartments early Thursday- just three days after a nonprofit purchased the property for $2 million, officials said Friday. Plywood remained over the windows of the Santa Fe Apartments' bui
InsuranceNewsNet.com
added May 20, 2014 12:46
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[Maine] Investigators say lit cigarette, oxygen dispenser caused fire that killed Chester woman

Oxygen-dispensing medical equipment and other flammable items combined with a lit cigarette caused an accidental fire in a Loop Road trailer that killed a 77-year-old woman last month, officials said Friday. Shirley Day died on April 10 due to carelessne
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added May 9, 2014 16:54
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[New York] Syracuse hospital bans e-cigarettes after patient on oxygen catches fire while using one

A Syracuse hospital is warning patients not to use electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen caught fire while puffing on one of the devices. Joe Galloway, a Syracuse Fire Department investigator, said the cause of the March 22 fire at St. Joseph'
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Apr 22, 2014 11:06
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[UK] Are e-cigarettes really a safer alternative to regular smoking?

But perhaps they pose a more immediate danger than lung disease and cancer. Some e-cigs have exploded into flames. Last night gran Jean Booth was fighting for life in Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, after her oxygen supply – she was recovering from a
The Mirror (uk)
added Apr 15, 2014 13:33
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First fire death in Colorado Springs a result of smoking while on oxygen

29 firefighters were on scene to tackle the fire, along with the hazmat unit and heavy rescue unit. The resident was badly burned and unconscious when she was pulled from her home.
KXRM Fox 21 / KXTU CW 57
added Dec 3, 2013 13:01
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Iowa Officials Blame Fire On Smoking While Using Oxygen

The Des Moines Fire Department says a man was injured when he lit a cigarette while using an oxygen tank, sparking a fire. The fire happened Saturday afternoon when the man lit a cigarette while wearing an oxygen mask.
KCRG-TV9 ABC (Cedar Rapids, IA)
added Dec 3, 2013 12:44
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[Utah] Cigarettes blamed for Provo fire that killed disabled woman

Cigarettes she was smoking, along with an oxygen tank she was using, were factors in the ignition and quick spread of a house fire that killed a disabled Provo woman.
Salt Lake Tribune
added Aug 22, 2013 15:00
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