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.