WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Smoking While Utilizing An Oxygen Tank Sparks Flash Fire in Centralia

Centralia Fire Department Outside Heritage Woods where a man smoking a cigarette set off a flash fire that burned his face. Photo by Mitchell Schultheis.

Smoking While Utilizing An Oxygen Tank Sparks Flash Fire in Centralia

A resident of Heritage Woods on Route 161 East in Centralia received facial burns after a flash fire broke out while he was smoking a cigarette while hooked to an oxygen tank.  

Centralia Fire Officials say Jim Mandrell who lived in the Autumn Leaves portion of the complex was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment.  Firemen say the flash fire also spread to a small area of carpeting that was burned.  The fire was out on the fire department's arrival.  They removed smoke from Mandrell's room and a nearby hallway.  

Fire officials say all the other residents in the area had been evacuated as a precaution.  The fire call came in at 8:26 Saturday night.  

See other LocalNews news:

Indiana Man Airlifted to St. Louis Hospital Following I-57 Wreck Near Route 161
Marion County Sheriff's Department Investigating Two Early Saturday Morning Wrecks
Voter Registration Deadline Ahead for March 15 Primary
Granite City Man Convicted of Murder in 21-Month Old's Death
Two Canadian Residents Hurt in I-57 Crash in Jefferson County




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Whats News

Follow Us At

This Site logo