Emergency crews called to save 'man on fire'

Warrington Guardian: Emergency crews called to save 'man on fire' Emergency crews called to save 'man on fire'

A MAN  in Fearnhead was rushed to hospital with burns after paramedics were called to reports he set himself on fire while having a barbecue.

Aged in his 50s, the man was treated at the scene on Montrose Close, before being taken to Whiston Hospital where staff had been put on alert.

Neighbours say they called 999 after witnessing the victim ablaze at the front of the property.

He has been named locally as Colin Evans. It is believed he is still in hospital being treated.

Ambulance crews say they were called to the incident at 22.09pm on Tuesday, last week.

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said: “A man was taken to Whiston Hospital via ambulance.

“Police were called and Cheshire Fire informed.

“We treated the male, in his 50s, for burns, and the hospital was informed.”

Hospital staff are usually given advanced notice of a patient’s arrival if the injuries are serious, although it can also happen when they are particularly busy.

Police have now confirmed Mr Evans was having a barbecue at the time of the incident, and say he used an 'accelerant'. 

Mike Burns, who also lives on Montrose Close, said two others residents rushed to his aid.

The men helped put out the fire, and wrapped a blanket around the victim to extinguish the flames.

Mr Burns said: “You could see the guy was on fire at the front of the house.

“Police told us he had been burning rubbish in his garden.

“The man who lives next door went to help him and put the fire out, and burnt his arms doing it.

“I think Mark and Leon both deserve some recognition for helping him.

“I think they saved his life.”

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7:57pm Tue 6 May 14

libra70 says...

Who on earth is this Mike Burns?
Who on earth is this Mike Burns? libra70
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9:59pm Tue 6 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

libra70 wrote:
Who on earth is this Mike Burns?
Well, the report says he is a witness who is a resident of Montrose Close.
[quote][p][bold]libra70[/bold] wrote: Who on earth is this Mike Burns?[/p][/quote]Well, the report says he is a witness who is a resident of Montrose Close. Nick Tessla
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10:37pm Tue 6 May 14

libra70 says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
libra70 wrote:
Who on earth is this Mike Burns?
Well, the report says he is a witness who is a resident of Montrose Close.
Funny how none of the actual residents have heard of him then
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]libra70[/bold] wrote: Who on earth is this Mike Burns?[/p][/quote]Well, the report says he is a witness who is a resident of Montrose Close.[/p][/quote]Funny how none of the actual residents have heard of him then libra70
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10:49pm Tue 6 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

libra70 wrote:
Nick Tessla wrote:
libra70 wrote:
Who on earth is this Mike Burns?
Well, the report says he is a witness who is a resident of Montrose Close.
Funny how none of the actual residents have heard of him then
None of them? Have you actually been around all the 100 plus houses there interrogating everyone to find out if they are, or know of, Mike Burns or do you have some psychic ability?

Strange either way.
[quote][p][bold]libra70[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]libra70[/bold] wrote: Who on earth is this Mike Burns?[/p][/quote]Well, the report says he is a witness who is a resident of Montrose Close.[/p][/quote]Funny how none of the actual residents have heard of him then[/p][/quote]None of them? Have you actually been around all the 100 plus houses there interrogating everyone to find out if they are, or know of, Mike Burns or do you have some psychic ability? Strange either way. Nick Tessla
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8:10am Fri 9 May 14

Younggiant73 says...

I've checked out this Nick Tessla, seems he/she has an opinion on everything on the guardian website. Do you have anything else to do other than sharing your unwanted opinions on here? This is a tragic time for all concerned, as were lots of the other posts you've commented on. I pity your life. Mike "BURNS" is a sick joke of a name. Who ever told this story has no heart.
I've checked out this Nick Tessla, seems he/she has an opinion on everything on the guardian website. Do you have anything else to do other than sharing your unwanted opinions on here? This is a tragic time for all concerned, as were lots of the other posts you've commented on. I pity your life. Mike "BURNS" is a sick joke of a name. Who ever told this story has no heart. Younggiant73
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2:27pm Fri 9 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

Younggiant73 wrote:
I've checked out this Nick Tessla, seems he/she has an opinion on everything on the guardian website. Do you have anything else to do other than sharing your unwanted opinions on here? This is a tragic time for all concerned, as were lots of the other posts you've commented on. I pity your life. Mike "BURNS" is a sick joke of a name. Who ever told this story has no heart.
Oh dear another one of those - must be a friend of Mike17 or whatever he was calling himself that day.
[quote][p][bold]Younggiant73[/bold] wrote: I've checked out this Nick Tessla, seems he/she has an opinion on everything on the guardian website. Do you have anything else to do other than sharing your unwanted opinions on here? This is a tragic time for all concerned, as were lots of the other posts you've commented on. I pity your life. Mike "BURNS" is a sick joke of a name. Who ever told this story has no heart.[/p][/quote]Oh dear another one of those - must be a friend of Mike17 or whatever he was calling himself that day. Nick Tessla
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10:06pm Fri 16 May 14

chellewadey says...

I was first person out to see Colin on fire quickly followed by colins next door neighbour a lad and his partner .this lad put colin out with a rug by this point my fella came out. Then colins other neighbours a man and woman came out. Including colins wife there were 7 people. I live pretty much facing Colin and have done for four years. I've never heard of Mike burns but then again I keep myself to myself. The story in this paper does not totally match up to what I witnessed
I was first person out to see Colin on fire quickly followed by colins next door neighbour a lad and his partner .this lad put colin out with a rug by this point my fella came out. Then colins other neighbours a man and woman came out. Including colins wife there were 7 people. I live pretty much facing Colin and have done for four years. I've never heard of Mike burns but then again I keep myself to myself. The story in this paper does not totally match up to what I witnessed chellewadey
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