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Explosion near Lochans
MAN was flown to Glasgow Royal Infirmary in a critical condition
after a caravan exploded near Lochans at the weekend.
Patterson (34) sustained serious leg burns, as well as injuries
to his face and shoulders, during the incident at Barnultoch
Farm on Sunday evening.
services raced to the scene at 9.30 p.m. after Mr Patterson
managed to make his way to the nearby farmhouse to raise the
was taken first to The Garrick Hospital in Stranraer and then
flown by air ambulance to Glasgow. His condition was initially
described as "critical but not life threatening".
Mr Patterson is now said to be "improving" but is
expected to remain in hospital for at least a month.
state that the cause of the fire is not thought to be suspicious
and believe a portable gas fire was being used at the time
of the incident. The caravan was destroyed by fire following