Man suffers serious burns to upper body after fire in Thaxted

PUBLISHED: 19:40 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 19:40 12 April 2017

East of England Ambulance NHS TRust medics attended the scene (stock image) 

Picture Sarah Lucy Brown

East of England Ambulance NHS TRust medics attended the scene (stock image) Picture Sarah Lucy Brown

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital with serious burns to his upper body following a fire in Thaxted in Essex this morning.

Emergency services were called at around 8.44am today, Wednesday April 12, to an address in Mill End in the village.

An East of England Ambulance NHS Trust spokesman confirmed that two rapid response vehicles, two ambulance crews and the Hazardous Response Team (HART) were sent to the scene of the fire.

He said: “They treated a man, believed to be in his 40s, who has suffered burns to his upper body.”

The Essex Air Ambulance was also dispatched to the scene to back up the medical crews from the ambulance service.

The injured man was rushed by land ambulance to Broomfield Hospital near Chelmsford for further treatment and care.

The spokesman for the East of England Ambulance said the man’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.


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