A MAN has suffered horrific burns after throwing petrol on a fire in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
The middle-aged man was engulfed in flames after throwing fuel on a rubbish fire on Tuesday night.
He suffered serious burns to much of his body and was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported by ambulance to a waiting helicopter.
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The man was stablised by RACQ LifeFlight’s aeromedical crew before he was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for specialist burns treatment.
He was flown in a serious condition.