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.
Nash County woman killed after cigarette ignites oxygen tank in home
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