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- The Rome resident fell asleep near an oxygen tank while holding a cigarette, fire officials said.
- She was taken to the burn center at Cobb WellStar Hospital.
A woman is being treated in Cobb County for serious burn injuries from a fire that started while she was smoking in bed near an oxygen tank, according to a report.
Frances Gable of Rome fell asleep Thursday morning while holding a cigarette, the Rome News-Tribune reported. She was awakened by the flames.
The Rome Fire Department responded with five engines and got the fire under control quickly, officials said.
Gable first was taken to Floyd Medical Center with second- and third-degree burns over 25 to 30 percent of her body, Fire Marshal Johnie Evans said.
She later was taken to the Cobb WellStar Hospital burn center in Austell.
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