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Incident Date: 20 August 2015
A MAN was badly burnt at a house in Ashton after using fuel on a brazier fire.
Firefighters from Stalybridge and Ashton fire stations were called to Palace Road at 9.46pm on Thursday, August 20.
The man – in his early 30s – was burning rubbish in a metal dustbin style brazier in the garden when he used some battery fuel to get the fire going.
The fuel caused the fire to flash back and burn him. Station Manager John Pratt said: “The fire flashed in front of the man and engulfed him in flames for a brief moment.
“A fire service trauma technician applied burns dressings and gave him oxygen and the paramedics gave him specialist care before taking him to hospital.
“He’s going to be okay but we would remind people never to use an accelerant on a rubbish fire or barbecue.”
Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and were on the scene for just over an hour.