Nash County woman killed after cigarette ignites oxygen tank in home

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 61-year-old woman was killed Tuesday morning when her oxygen tank exploded in her Nash County home.

Nash County deputies said the fire and explosion happened around 7:30 a.m. in the 6600 block of Crowned Court in Zebulon just outside of Middlesex.

According to officials, Belinda Coble was smoking a cigarette near an oxygen tank used for medical issues.

The tank ignited and caused a small fire and explosion, which killed her.

Her husband, who was sleeping in another room, woke up and extinguished the small fire. He then called 911 after finding his wife.
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