Air ambulance called after man suffers burns in fire

PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 December 2017

The fire service was called to the scene in Eynesbury. Picture: Aaron Buckminster

The fire service was called to the scene in Eynesbury. Picture: Aaron Buckminster

The air ambulance was called after a man suffered serious burns in Eynesbury.

The Magpas air ambulance was also called to the scene. Picture: Aaron BuckminsterThe Magpas air ambulance was also called to the scene. Picture: Aaron Buckminster

Paramedics from Magpas were called at about 2.30pm to Bishops Road following reports that a man had been burned in a fire.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service were also called to the scene.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “An ambulance crew and air ambulance from Magpas were dispatched and they treated a man who had suffered burns to his hands, head and legs.

“He was taken by land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further care.”

The spokesman said the man’s condition was not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Firefighters arrived to find a tree on fire and extinguished it using a hose reel. The crew also provided first aid to a male casualty who suffered burns from the fire. He was left in the care of an air ambulance crew.”

The spokesman said the cause of the fire was accidental.

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