Five-year-old boy suffers severe burns to his body in NSW house fire

A five-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after suffering serious burns in a house fire at Singleton Heights this morning.

The blaze erupted at a home on Bridgeman Road around 8.00am, with a number of fire crews rushing to the scene.

Fire fighters managed to extinguish the flames, but the house was totally destroyed.


A woman, and four children aged between three and 16 managed to escaped the blaze with minor injuries, however a five-year-old boy sustained serious burns to his body and was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

A crime scene has since been established at the home, with investigations underway.

It’s not yet known what sparked the blaze.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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