ZEBULON, NC (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a woman has died after her cigarette ignited the oxygen tank she was using.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that 61-year-old Belinda Coble died Tuesday morning in Zebulon.
The news release says she was being administered oxygen and was smoking a cigarette.
Deputies say the cigarette ignited the oxygen tank, causing an explosion and fire.
Authorities say her husband then called 911 after discovering his wife dead.