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Police: Pa. man died after lighting cigarette while wearing oxygen mask

| Monday, May 14, 2018, 8:42 a.m.

WAYMART — A man died after lighting a cigarette while wearing an oxygen mask, state police in Honesdale said.

At about 9:27 p.m. Friday, police responded to a report of the death of Douglas Raymond Till, 56, of Waymart.

An investigation showed that Till tried lighting a cigarette while the oxygen mask was attached to his face, police said. The open flame and the flowing oxygen sparked a flash fire that caused facial and upper respiratory burns.

The melted rubber from the mask caused a small fire on the carpet but didn't spread.

Deputy Coroner Carol Lienert pronounced Till dead.

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