MARLBOROUGH- A Marlborough man is recovering after suffering serious injuries after losing control of a brush fire Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly after 2pm, police received reports of a man engulfed in flames on Lakeshore Drive. Witnesses say the victim, who was confined to a wheelchair began screaming for help after they believe he may have fallen into the flames. Emergency crews blocked off access to the road for approximately 30 minutes to allow for privacy as they treated the victim and extinguished the blaze.
"Our crews responded to an outside fire at 24 Lakeshore Drive, the resident was burning some debris outside the yard and the fire got out of control. It resulted in the resident suffering burns to the lower half of their body," says Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Gogan, Marlborough Fire Department.
The victim was transported by medical flight to Massachusetts General Hospital and while there is no further information available as to the extent of the man's injuries at this
time, he is listed in critical condition. The fire is still under investigation.
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