Smoking causes oxygen tank explosion

July 17, 2009 7:01:17 PM PDT
A smoking mishap resulted in a woman suffering severe burns Friday evening. The incident happened at a home along the 7200 block of Jackson Street in Philadelphia's Holmesburg section.

Fire officials say the woman, believed to be in her 60's, was injured when she attempted to smoke while using an oxygen tank.

The tank reportedly exploded.

The woman, according to fire radio, was rushed to Aria Health Torresdale for treatment of second and third degree burns.


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