Shropshire Camp Fire Incident


Wednesday 15th July – 7am – Steve Parry.

Ambulance crews have been called to a camping incident in south Shropshire overnight which resulted in two men being taken to hospital with serious burns.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a woodland location near Bridgend Lane, Bucknell at just after 3am.

Two ambulances together with a paramedic support officer, a paramedic in a rapid response car; a community first responder and a community paramedic attended the isolated location.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to two men who had apparently thrown accelerant on a camp fire which then flared back, setting them alight.

“Both men in their thirties were treated by ambulance staff for serious partial thickness burns.

“One man received burns to his legs and was taken to Hereford Hospital.

“The second patient received burns to his hands, arm, chest and lower body. His burns were dressed and he was given pain relief before being conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”




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