Woman sets self on fire trying to light cigarette

- According to Daytona Beach Shores Department, a 60 year-old woman burned 10% of her body when attempting to light a cigarette while using oxygen.

Public Safety Officers say they responded to the incident after the woman’s roommate told responders she was suffering respiratory distress. 

The cigarette reportedly caused a fireball that burned her face and arm resulting in second and third degree burns.

Because of the severity of the wounds, the woman was transported by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Air One to the Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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