A MAN was taken to Morriston Hospital by air ambulance this lunchtime, after suffering extensive burns.

The man, understood to be in his 50s, is thought to have been using a welding torch when there was an explosion, causing a fire.

A second person was also taken to Withybush Hospital by ambulance.

The call came into the fire service at 11.43am, and crews from Haverfordwest and Milford Haven were despatched.

Firefighters provided first aid, and extinguished a fire at the entrance to a barn.

An ambulance spokesman said: "We were called at shortly after 11.50am this morning to reports of a fire at a farm in Broad Haven.

"The Wales Air Ambulance and a crew in an emergency ambulance attended and one man was airlifted to Morriston Hospital in Swansea, while another patient was taken to Withybush General Hospital in Haverfordwest by road."

He added that the incident was listed as an "explosion" when the call was put through to the ambulance service.

A spokesman for Wales Air Ambulance said: "We attended the scene of an agricultural incident in the Broadhaven area today (November 16).

"The crew arrived on scene at 12.16pm and conveyed an adult male patient to Morriston Hospital, Swansea.

"The helicopter arrived at the hospital at 1.34pm and was clear at 3pm."

The fire service left the scene at 4pm.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated by the Police and Fire Service.