Man engulfed in flames after throwing petrol on fire

A MAN has been airlifted to hospital with burns to his face, neck and chest following an incident at a house west of Brisbane.

It’s understood the man, aged in his 40s, was engulfed in flames after throwing fuel on a fire at a private residence in Fernvale, in the state’s Somerset region, just before 7pm last night.

Queensland Ambulance said the man sustained partial thickness burns to his face, neck and chest.


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The man was stabilised by paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to hospital for treatment.

He was flown by helicopter to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a stable condition.

Meanwhile, a teenage boy has also been taken to hospital with burns following an incident on a boat in Far North Queensland.

Queensland Ambulance said the teen sustained burns to his legs from petrol that had ignited on the vessel at Halifax, north of Townsville.

The young boy was treated by paramedics at the scene before he was transported to Ingham Hospital in a stable condition.

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