Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 1:50 p.m.
A woman on an oxygen tank and smoking in bed was burned Saturday morning, fire officials said.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue crews were sent about 11:40 a.m. to a home on the 700 block of Mayfield Street, near Washington Avenue and Decatur Boulevard, said Tim Szymanski, spokesman for the fire department.
Szymanski said the woman, who was on a medical oxygen tank, was transported to a hospital with a minor first-degree burn after lighting a cigarette in her bed, he said.
It appears the woman had oxygen on her clothes and skin that helped fuel a small fire, Szymanski said. Her husband lying next to her called to report the incident.
“If you’re on medical oxygen you just don’t smoke, period,” Szymanski said.