HSC students catches fire while burning exam notes

A TEENAGE boy has been airlifted to hospital with burns to his arms and chest after catching fire while burning his HSC exam notes on a semi-rural property north-west of Sydney.

It’s understood the graduating student threw his notes in a bin, doused them in fuel and set them on fire at his home in Arcadia after receiving his long-awaited HSC results on Thursday morning.

A CareFlight spokesperson said specialist doctors treated the teen, who was “obviously in a lot of pain”, at the scene before he was stable enough to be transported to hospital.


NSW Ambulance Inspector Jenny said the boy sustained burns to his right arm, chest and torso.

Inspector Potter said despite his injuries, the teen appeared to be in good spirits.

He was airlifted to Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital just after 9am.