Oxygen Tanks and Smoking Don't Mix

Oxygen Tanks and Smoking Don't Mix

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Anonymouse

Kitchener, Canada

#1 Dec 27, 2007
Here's an interesting story that I saw in a Las Vegas paper yesterday. It's hard to believe that anyone would think that smoking anywhere near an oxygen tank was safe. It was the 3rd fire in two weeks in that area caused by smoking around oxygen tanks.

Man, woman seriously burned in fire

Cigarette sparks oxygen tank blaze; clothes melt to his body

By BRIAN HAYNES
REVIEW-JOURNAL
A man and woman were seriously burned Monday morning when the woman's cigarette sparked a fire with her oxygen tank, a spokesman for the Clark County Fire Department said.

The woman suffered burns to her face and the man suffered significant burns over a large part of his body in the blaze, which started about 6 a.m. in a house on the east side of the valley, Fire Department spokesman Scott Allison said. Both were taken to University Medical Center.

Flames were shooting from the front door and window when firefighters pulled up to the house on the 3100 block of Palmdale Street, near Lamb Boulevard and Desert Inn Road. The house was filled with furniture and other belongings that fueled the flames, Allison said.

Investigators believe the man, whose clothes melted to his body, was in another part of the house when the fire started and was burned either trying to put out the fire or was burned by a fireball from an exploding oxygen tank, Allison said.

He went to a neighbor's house to get help.

The neighbor has "known him for years, and he said the guy was so badly burned he didn't recognize him," Allison said.

Investigators weren't sure how the woman got out of the house. She told firefighters she was smoking while taking oxygen when the fire started, he said.

The fire was the third in two weeks involving cigarettes and oxygen tanks.

In one of those cases, a man died Friday morning after his apartment on Charleston Boulevard near Interstate 15 was gutted by a fire.

Firefighters put out heavy flames before finding the man's charred body in the bed of his studio apartment. The remains of an exploded oxygen tank were found on the bed, and nearby residents told investigators that the man had a history of smoking while using his oxygen, a fire official said.

On Thanksgiving, firefighters responded to a fire caused by a person smoking near an oxygen tank on the city's east side.

No one was seriously injured in that incident.
just candid

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#2 Dec 30, 2007
I have been holding off on this thread to see if any smokers were worried about elderly smokers burning themselves up. I guess none are, and that's sad. Thanks for posting this Anonymouse,seems like non smokers are more worried about the elderly and their safty than any smokers are.
Kent

Brunswick, MD

#3 Dec 30, 2007
just candid wrote:
I have been holding off on this thread to see if any smokers were worried about elderly smokers burning themselves up. I guess none are, and that's sad. Thanks for posting this Anonymouse,seems like non smokers are more worried about the elderly and their safty than any smokers are.
Seriously just candid, just look at how horribly you were disfigured.
just candid

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#4 Dec 31, 2007
Maryland State Fire Marshall William F. Bernard reports,In Baltimore city this year careless smoking has caused the deaths of 17 people.
zac efron

United States

#5 Jan 3, 2008
just candid wrote:
Maryland State Fire Marshall William F. Bernard reports,In Baltimore city this year careless smoking has caused the deaths of 17 people.
Maryland State Attorney William F. Bernard reports,In Baltimore city this year, candids moronic posts, has caused the deaths of 17 people, who commited suicide, due to being sick and tired of her posting non sense, untrue statments, and repetitive rhymes.
just candid

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#6 Jan 4, 2008
Anonymouse wrote:
Here's an interesting story that I saw in a Las Vegas paper yesterday. It's hard to believe that anyone would think that smoking anywhere near an oxygen tank was safe. It was the 3rd fire in two weeks in that area caused by smoking around oxygen tanks.
Man, woman seriously burned in fire
Cigarette sparks oxygen tank blaze; clothes melt to his body
By BRIAN HAYNES
REVIEW-JOURNAL
A man and woman were seriously burned Monday morning when the woman's cigarette sparked a fire with her oxygen tank, a spokesman for the Clark County Fire Department said.
The woman suffered burns to her face and the man suffered significant burns over a large part of his body in the blaze, which started about 6 a.m. in a house on the east side of the valley, Fire Department spokesman Scott Allison said. Both were taken to University Medical Center.
Flames were shooting from the front door and window when firefighters pulled up to the house on the 3100 block of Palmdale Street, near Lamb Boulevard and Desert Inn Road. The house was filled with furniture and other belongings that fueled the flames, Allison said.
Investigators believe the man, whose clothes melted to his body, was in another part of the house when the fire started and was burned either trying to put out the fire or was burned by a fireball from an exploding oxygen tank, Allison said.
He went to a neighbor's house to get help.
The neighbor has "known him for years, and he said the guy was so badly burned he didn't recognize him," Allison said.
Investigators weren't sure how the woman got out of the house. She told firefighters she was smoking while taking oxygen when the fire started, he said.
The fire was the third in two weeks involving cigarettes and oxygen tanks.
In one of those cases, a man died Friday morning after his apartment on Charleston Boulevard near Interstate 15 was gutted by a fire.
Firefighters put out heavy flames before finding the man's charred body in the bed of his studio apartment. The remains of an exploded oxygen tank were found on the bed, and nearby residents told investigators that the man had a history of smoking while using his oxygen, a fire official said.
On Thanksgiving, firefighters responded to a fire caused by a person smoking near an oxygen tank on the city's east side.
No one was seriously injured in that incident.
This happens all to often,poor old folks just think they have to have that nicotine.
HateIdiots

United States

#7 Jan 4, 2008
just candid wrote:
<quoted text>This happens all to often,poor old folks just think they have to have that nicotine.
Stupid......Since you try to read, and post facts(which 99% of your "facts" are manufactured in your tiny brain), you would know how addictive nicotine is No one , other than the tobbacco companies, are trying to make "old folks think" they have to have nicotine. It`s been a proven fact, that nicotine is just as hard to quit, if not harder, than Heroin, which is the most addictive drug in the world. But someone with such a small brain capacity as you, can`t comprehend that!
just candid

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#8 Jan 7, 2008
Anonymouse wrote:
Here's an interesting story that I saw in a Las Vegas paper yesterday. It's hard to believe that anyone would think that smoking anywhere near an oxygen tank was safe. It was the 3rd fire in two weeks in that area caused by smoking around oxygen tanks.
Man, woman seriously burned in fire
Cigarette sparks oxygen tank blaze; clothes melt to his body
By BRIAN HAYNES
REVIEW-JOURNAL
A man and woman were seriously burned Monday morning when the woman's cigarette sparked a fire with her oxygen tank, a spokesman for the Clark County Fire Department said.
The woman suffered burns to her face and the man suffered significant burns over a large part of his body in the blaze, which started about 6 a.m. in a house on the east side of the valley, Fire Department spokesman Scott Allison said. Both were taken to University Medical Center.
Flames were shooting from the front door and window when firefighters pulled up to the house on the 3100 block of Palmdale Street, near Lamb Boulevard and Desert Inn Road. The house was filled with furniture and other belongings that fueled the flames, Allison said.
Investigators believe the man, whose clothes melted to his body, was in another part of the house when the fire started and was burned either trying to put out the fire or was burned by a fireball from an exploding oxygen tank, Allison said.
He went to a neighbor's house to get help.
The neighbor has "known him for years, and he said the guy was so badly burned he didn't recognize him," Allison said.
Investigators weren't sure how the woman got out of the house. She told firefighters she was smoking while taking oxygen when the fire started, he said.
The fire was the third in two weeks involving cigarettes and oxygen tanks.
In one of those cases, a man died Friday morning after his apartment on Charleston Boulevard near Interstate 15 was gutted by a fire.
Firefighters put out heavy flames before finding the man's charred body in the bed of his studio apartment. The remains of an exploded oxygen tank were found on the bed, and nearby residents told investigators that the man had a history of smoking while using his oxygen, a fire official said.
On Thanksgiving, firefighters responded to a fire caused by a person smoking near an oxygen tank on the city's east side.
No one was seriously injured in that incident.
This gives a new meaning to the saying ,"being all burned up about something."
annonymous

Venus, PA

#9 Jan 21, 2008
my aunt just blew up an oxygen tank while smoking. we are very scared.
I see stupid people

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#10 Jan 21, 2008
zac efron wrote:
<quoted text>
Maryland State Attorney William F. Bernard reports,In Baltimore city this year, candids moronic posts, has caused the deaths of 17 people, who commited suicide, due to being sick and tired of her posting non sense, untrue statments, and repetitive rhymes.
I hope they were all smokers.
I see stupid people

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#12 Jan 21, 2008
Carol wrote:
Those are probably deliberate anti-smoker lies.
"Patients who are prescribed long term oxygen for chronic chest disease have usually been heavy smokers and many continue to smoke. Indeed research in the United States shows that half such patients are in rooms where someone is smoking within 10-15 feet of the machine--so the relative rarity of fire calamities (Respiratory Care 1983; 28: 906-12) reflects the fact that oxygen is neither explosive nor combustible. The plastic delivery tubing, however, will burn furiously if ignited while carrying pure oxygen." (News and Notes. British Medical Journal, 1983 Sep 17;287(6395):842.)
http://tobaccodocuments.org/nysa_ti_m2/TI0664...
You need to see a doctor. A shrink.
HateIdiots

United States

#13 Jan 21, 2008
I see stupid people wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope they were all smokers.
No, just stupid people looking in the mirror (ring any bells?)
I see stupid people

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#15 Jan 21, 2008
HateIdiots wrote:
<quoted text>
No, just stupid people looking in the mirror (ring any bells?)
You know, I just could not resist with that comeback. Zac left himself wide open. Hope that you did not take offense at it. Wasn't meant for you or any other smoker for that matter.
I see stupid people

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#16 Jan 21, 2008
Carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't face the truth, you slab of slime.
I do know that anything flammable will burn with lots more intensity if oxygen is present. I guess that is why they have signs that say "No Smoking." when oxygen is present. Not being used. Just present. Something flammable could include a bathrobe, an easy chair, a smoker. You just don't get it, do you.

“He's 3 1/2 lbs. of fury!!!”

Since: Sep 07

Hampton Roads, VA

#17 Jan 21, 2008
My grandmother was on oxygen and she would smoke at the same time. It's really not surprising to me...she was so hard headed. Most smokers are...that's not anything mean...I smoke and I can be hard headed about it to...lol
just candid

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#18 Jan 22, 2008
violetlove22 wrote:
My grandmother was on oxygen and she would smoke at the same time. It's really not surprising to me...she was so hard headed. Most smokers are...that's not anything mean...I smoke and I can be hard headed about it to...lol
Who would have ever thought you might be hard headed? lol
HateIdiots

United States

#19 Jan 22, 2008
I see stupid people wrote:
<quoted text>
You know, I just could not resist with that comeback. Zac left himself wide open. Hope that you did not take offense at it. Wasn't meant for you or any other smoker for that matter.
I`m not a smoker. I`m just sick of all the PC bullsh!t.
Calgary Chick

Calgary, Canada

#20 Jan 22, 2008
HatesIdiots/zac efron likes to post in the tweenie sites and upset young girls. He thinks he is so clever with his insults. He's a big loser that need to tear other's down to build himself up, that's the only way he can do it. He'll respond, I'll see his name, and I keep scrooling. hahahhah I enjoy always having the last word.

zac efron go upset a 12 year old and make her cry! Personally I think you go to those sites because you relate to the little children. Probably in more ways than one. Sadistic perv!

Just out of curiousity; do you have a Michael Jackson fixation? I think he is your mentor. Now go zac, their are boys on those sites that like zac efron too.
Calgary Chick

Calgary, Canada

#21 Jan 22, 2008
HatesIdiots likes little children in more ways than one. He wants to be one. Now go to the Suite life of Zac and Cody thread, and pretend to be one of them. hahahahha
Calgary Chick

Calgary, Canada

#23 Jan 22, 2008
Example of zac efron/ HatesIdiots after he reads these posts.



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