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Oxygen concentrator, open-flame source sparks fatal fire; Elderly couple dies from smoke inhalation, burns 

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A group of RFD firefighters stands out in the 1400 block of South Mulberry Avenue Monday night while additional firefighters, not pictured, make their way from the residence of a fire that killed an 88-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman due to smoke inhalation and burns.

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A house fire Monday night in southeast Roswell that left a couple dead was caused by an open-flame source being used too close to an oxygen concentrator, the Roswell Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office has determined.

Oxygen concentrator, open-flame source sparks fatal fire; Elderly couple dies from smoke inhalation, burns

A house fire Monday night in southeast Roswell that left a couple dead was caused by an open-flame source being used too close to an oxygen concentrator, the Roswell Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office has determined. More at https://www.rdrnews.com/2018/03/27/oxygen-concentrator-open-flame-source-sparks-fatal-fire-elderly-couple-dies-from-smoke-inhalation-burns/

Posted by Roswell Daily Record on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

According to a news release from the RFD, investigators believe the open-flame source was likely a cigarette or cigarette lighter.  

“Firefighters were called to the fire in the 1400 block of South Mulberry Avenue about 8:30 p.m.,” said RFD public information officer Todd Wildermuth. “They were able to very quickly knock down the fire, which was concentrated in the front living room, and made entry into the house to rescue the couple.” 

The RFD said an 88-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman were transported to a local hospital, however, both died from their injuries, which included burns and smoke inhalation. 

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