Cornwall

Mawgan man escapes from overturned digger fire

A man was lucky to escape serious injury after the digger he was driving overturned and burst into flames.

The 60-year-old was clearing trees in a wood near his home at Mawgan when the accident happened.

The man was knocked unconscious when the digger overturned, but managed to escape and raise the alarm.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said water had to be relayed to the isolated site before crews could extinguish the digger fire.

A spokesman from South Western Ambulance Service said paramedics treated the digger driver for minor injuries.

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