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Tulsa Fire: Man Burns Hands Smoking In Bed

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Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the home in the 1300 block of South Atlanta and quickly extinguished the small fire. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the home in the 1300 block of South Atlanta and quickly extinguished the small fire.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

Firefighters say a Tulsa man suffered burns on his hands after a mattress he was lying on caught fire early Saturday.

Fire Captain Tony Woods said the man was smoking in bed when his mattress caught fire at about 1:45 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the home in the 1300 block of South Atlanta and quickly extinguished the small fire.

They said the victim suffered second-degree burns on both hands as well as minor smoke inhalation. EMSA took the man to the hospital to be checked out.  

Woods says since there was not a working smoke detector in the home, firefighters installed one. The only damage reported was the burnt mattress.

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