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Anniston woman killed after cigarette ignites oxygen tank

Julie Smith, 52, died after a cigarette ignited her oxygen tank at her home on Alexandria Road, Anniston police said. Source: WBRC video Julie Smith, 52, died after a cigarette ignited her oxygen tank at her home on Alexandria Road, Anniston police said. Source: WBRC video
ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) -

Anniston police say a woman was killed over the weekend when her oxygen tank ignited.

Sergeant Chris Parks said the woman died of thermal burns. Sgt. Parks said it appears she was lighting a cigarette when the cigarette ignited the oxygen that was used to help her breathe.

Coroner Pat Brown identifies the woman as 52-year-old Julie Smith. Brown confirmed that Smith died from thermal burns.

It happened in early Saturday morning on Alexandria Road. The fire did not spread too far in the home.

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