Man Escapes Burning Tractor In Terrifying Footage As Wildfires Continue To Spread Across Europe
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Terrifying footage has emerged of a man escaping a tractor in Spain after it’s engulfed by flames as wildfires continue to sweep Europe.
The video – captured in a field located in the province of Zamora – shows the vehicle moving parallel to a raging fire before it’s totally consumed by the inferno.
Shortly afterwards, a man emerges from the tractor and can be seen running across the field, away from the flames.
The footage was shared by Spanish TV channel La 7 CYLTV, with the outlet reporting that although the man survived, he suffered serious injuries.
According to CYLTV, the man in the clip was 50 years old and had been trying to help extinguish flames.
Both a helicopter and ambulance attended the scene and the man was put on ‘basic life support’.
He was later transported to the burns unit at the Rio Hortega University Hospital in Valladolid.
UNILAD has approached Spanish police for comment.
It’s the second time on Monday (18 July) that the harrowing extent of Spanish wildfires has been captured on film.
Earlier today, a train passenger travelling through Zamora in northwestern Spain captured scary footage of wildfires raging outside their carriage.
Journalist Francisco Seoane Pérez took to Twitter on Monday to post a video that captured a ‘moment of panic’ among passengers when their train stopped at 9.30am, surrounded by fire.
Pérez wrote: “Moments of panic on the Madrid-Ferrol train at Zamora-Sanabria, 9:30 a.m. The train continued the journey after a few minutes.”
Many parts of Europe have burst into flames in recent days as a heatwave continues to spark wildfires across the continent.
Train from Madrid to Galicia stopped on the tracks for a few minutes this morning. Passengers surrounded by wildfire. "Moments of panic", reports @PacoSeoanePerez. Then the train continued on its journey.pic.twitter.com/2xytTNL6eL— Matthew Bennett | The Spain Report (@matthewbennett) July 18, 2022
Last week, more than 3,200 people were evacuated due to wildfires in southern Spain’s Mijas hills, although some have since been able to return.
The wildfires were ignited not far from Spain’s popular tourist area Málaga and fires have also broken out in Galicia, Castilla y León and Extremadura.
Málaga resident Ellen McCurdy told Reuters: "We just grabbed a few essentials and just ran really, and by that stage everybody along the street was on the move... there were a lot of ambulances and fire engines."
In the west of the country, more than 5,000 hectares have been lost to wildfires and highways have been closed down between Extremadura and Salamanca.
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