Person dies after smoking while on oxygen

Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 3:53 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A person died Wednesday in Roanoke after smoking while using oxygen.

Roanoke Fire-EMS was called to the 10th block of 12 ½ Street SW for reports of a person who appeared to have died from a fire-related injury. Investigators from the Fire Marshal’s Office and Roanoke Police Department have determined the fire started as a result of smoking while on oxygen.

There was no damage to the home itself, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Roanoke Fire-EMS is reminding people who are on oxygen not to smoke.

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