Smoking materials near oxygen system cause house fire, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - Improper handling of smoking materials near a home oxygen system has been deemed the cause of a house fire over the weekend.

The woman who lives in the home was displaced after an afternoon fire caused about $150,000 in heavy smoke damage to the west side house. 

Firefighters told News 3 they were called to Dale Avenue near University Avenue for reports of a fire. An elderly woman in her 90s ran out her back door and yelled for help before 3 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors took her in and called police. 

No one was hurt in the fire. The house sustained heavy smoke damage. 

Investigators said the fire was accidental.

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