A MAN had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering 22 per cent burns while trying to light a bonfire in Milwich, near Stafford.
The incident happened at 2.15pm in Milwich on Monday. The victim was in his mid 30s and was treated at the scene before being flown to hospital.
An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire were dispatched to the incident.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman 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% 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.”