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Civil Protection personnel were involved in efforts to put out a big fire that engulfed a van in Fgura.
The fire started at about 2.45 p.m. when the van was transformed into a fireball and ended up totally destroyed as a result.
Eyewitnesses said the van owner was assisted by a medical team that arrived on site and was transferred to a health centre for further treatment for burns to various parts of his body.
The road was closed off for some time, and there was a traffic build-up as a result.
The Police are investigating the case, and Civil Protection personnel are working to remove oil that oozed onto the road as a result of the fire.