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Aug 20, 2012 7:16 PM by Ian Cross

Tucson Fire: Man burned while smoking with oxygen tank

TUCSON - A man using a supplemental oxygen tank was burned Monday morning while smoking a cigarette, Tucson Fire officials confirmed.

At about 11 a.m. Monday, a man in his 80's was burned due to smoking a cigarette while using a supplemental oxygen supply, delivered via a nasal tube, according to Captain Barrett Baker with Tucson Fire. The man was transported to a nearby hospital to receive further medical attention.

"Oxygen is highly flammable and it goes without saying that oxygen and smoking don't mix," states Captain Baker.

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