* sigh *http://www.wbir.com/news/national/st...?storyid=36057
Patient on oxygen sparks major hospital fire when he lights up
A Dallas hospital room erupted in flames when a patient wearing an oxygen mask tried to light a cigarette.
And officials also say a nurse rescued the man from his burning bed. He was taken to another hospital to be treated for serious burns. Citing privacy laws, officials refused to discuss his condition.
More than 100 other patients had to be evacuated. The room the man was in was destroyed, and medical equipment even melted, but sprinklers kept the fire from spreading.
-- Hooray for nicotine addiction. Who needs oxygen when you need a smoke?