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Man suffers serious burns in Evesham fire

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Wednesday 8th June 2016 – 11.50am – Claire Brown.

A large fire at a commercial building in Evesham has left one man with serious burns this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from the fire service at 9.30am (Wednesday) to reports of an explosion near to Honeybourne Airfield in Honeybourne, Evesham. An ambulance, a community paramedic, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham, paramedics from the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and a senior paramedic officer attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a 55-year-old man who had suffered burns to his face, head and arms. In order to stabilise his condition, the man was given pain relief before his wounds were treated and covered with specialist burns dressings. The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a specialist burns centre, for onward care.

“HART paramedics and a senior paramedic officer remain on scene to provide support to firefighters whilst they continue to tackle the blaze.”

ENDS

Photograph courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service

Author: officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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