El Paso woman burned when face catches fire

El Paso woman burned when face catches fire

POSTED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 7:03pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 2:40pm

An El Paso woman remains in critical condition after a smoking accident gone wrong. It happened Thursday night on the 5200 block of Bastille. Firefighters say the 62 year-old was smoking a cigarette while wearing an oxygen mask. Her face caught on fire and was severely burned. The fire department is reminding people that you should never smoke while on oxygen.

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Common sense...if you are on oxygen, that means you have some type of lung problem, isn't that enough to get you to stop smoking? This is really sad!

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