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Fire drama in recreational area 

A man was seriously burnt when he tried to put out a forest fire in a recreational area in El Rosario.

The incident happened in the area of Las Raíces in the early evening.

The emergency services said they received a call about the fire at 8.38pm and sent the fire brigade, police , Civil Guard, medics and emergency protection to the scene.

Medics helped the man, aged 58, before he was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

It took firemen 30 minutes to put out the blaze which affected about 70 square metres.