Burning man escapes Spanish wildfire, taken to hospital

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Angel Martin Arjona, owner of a construction warehouse in the northwestern Zamora province, was taken to hospital by helicopter with serious burns after his dramatic escape, his friend, local mechanic Juan Lozano, told Reuters.

Arjona had been digging a trench in a field as a buffer for the approaching fire when the sea of flames closed in on him.

Video transcript

[WHOOSH]

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH]

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH]

JUAN LOZANO: He always seemed to have it under control, but a friend of mine has burnt his digging machine and he must have hurt himself. He has been burnt. They've taken him to hospital in a helicopter. And we will see what happens.

[BUZZ]

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