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.

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The man was smoking while using the oxygen tank to help him breathe, fire media said.

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The man was taken in “stable” condition to University of Chicago Hospitals, according to fire media.

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