CHICAGO (STMW) — An elderly man suffered first and second-degree burns Monday morning during a smoking-realted mishap that involved the man’s oxygen breathing tank, according to Fire Media Affairs.
The 67-year-old suffered the burns to his hands and face while at home in the 8800 block of South Burley Avenue on the South Side, according to Fire Media Affairs.READ MORE: Chicagoans React To President Biden' Plan To Tackle The City's Gun Probem
The man was smoking while using the oxygen tank to help him breathe, fire media said.READ MORE: Minooka Community High School District 111 And Stanley Fabian Come To Agreement On Lawsuit
The man was taken in “stable” condition to University of Chicago Hospitals, according to fire media.MORE NEWS: Tornado Victims Displaced Having Trouble Finding New Housing In Post Pandemic Era
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