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UPDATE: Man airlifted to Augusta burn center after truck fire

A man has been airlifted to Doctors Hospital Burn Center in Augusta after suffering severe burns to his body when a truck caught fire at Synergy Solutions located at 155 Landfill Road in Crisp County.

Initial radio traffic from public safety dispatchers indicated the burns were the result of a tanker truck exploding, but the incident is being treated merely as a truck fire. Regardless, authorities described the man’s wounds as “severe.”

The fire occurred at Synergy Solutions at around 1 p.m. Wednesday. The company handles waste recycling and converts much of the recycled product into fuel-grade ethanol.

The fire was extinguished and there is no threat to public safety. Very little information about the incident is available at this time, including the names of those injured or what caused the fire. This is a developing news story and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.