Chainsaw ‘explodes’ seriously injuring man and setting forest ablaze in Spain

FOREST FIRE: The Servizo de Emerxencias de Sanxexo working on the fire. Photo Credit: Twitter / @SLXE_Sanxenxo

A FORESTRY worker in Spain has been seriously injured and air-lifted to hospital by air ambulance after his chainsaw ‘exploded’ and it set fire to a woodland area.

According to the emergency services the 28-year-old man was clearing an area in the Monte Faro area of Noalla in Galicia, northern Span when the accident happened.

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The young man was taken by road ambulance to the football field in Baltar, from where he was air-lifted by helicopter to hospital while other emergency services worked to extinguish the blaze.


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