Man on oxygen lights pipe, sets beard on fire
The man remains in critical condition after suffering severe burns
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W. Va. — A Wetzel County man who uses an oxygen tank to help him breathe suffered severe burns when his beard caught on fire as he tried to light a tobacco pipe.
New Martinsville Fire Chief Larry Couch said Saturday that the 76-year-old man remains in critical condition at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh.
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