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Winslow Woman Suffers Burns When Her Cigarette Ignites Oxygen Tank

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By Al Novack

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – A 61-year-old woman suffered burns to the face when the cigarette she was smoking triggered a flash fire and explosion in a medical oxygen tank she was hooked up to.

The incident happened inside her home along the 400 block of Central Avenue in Winslow Township, Camden County just after 10 p.m. yesterday.

Firefighters removed the woman from her home when they arrived. She’s now hospitalized in stable condition.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to get the fire under control.