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Man treated for burns in Milwich

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A MAN has been airlifted to hospital with flash burns after he attempted to light a bonfire near Uttoxeter.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were dispatched to the incident which happened in Milwich at around 2.15pm yesterday.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff treated a man in his 30s for burns to his arms and face after attempts to light a bonfire resulted in a flash back.

“The man who had sustained approximately 22 per cent burns was given pain relief and his burns were dressed at the scene before he was airlifted the specialist burns unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”

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