Worker burned in well mishap

A worker burned Tuesday about midday in a flash fire at a gas-well site near Carracas Mountain in Northern New Mexico was flown to Mercy Regional Medical Center.

The victim was driven to Arboles where a Los Pinos Fire Protection District member met them and used an agency vehicle to take him to Navajo State Park, said Tom Aurnhammer, the districtís deputy chief.

A Flight for Life Colorado helicopter flew the victim from the park to the hospital.

Aurnhammer said the man was trying to light a heater that keeps equipment from freezing when a flash fire erupted.

No information about the victim or his condition was available.