Man burned by blaze in van

A MAN suffered burns to his legs when a van caught fire in Eckington.

The van, which was parked in Eckington Hall, was full of gardening equipment when it caught fire at around 8.50am yesterday.

Firefighters from Staveley station dealt with the fire using a hose reel.

Officers administered first aid to the casualty before he was ferried to hospital by ambulance.

His injuries are not thought to be serious.