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Coroner: Man who died 3 days after fire in eastern Pennsylvania home was smoking, using oxygen


ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania — Authorities say an elderly man died three days after a fire at his eastern Pennsylvania home that broke out as he was smoking while using oxygen.

The Lehigh County coroner's office said 74-year-old Charles McEvoy was injured Monday in the blaze at his Stroudsburg residence.

He was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, where he was pronounced dead Thursday evening.

Coroner Scott Grim said McEvoy died of burn injuries in the fire. Grim ruled the death accidental.

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