Man engulfed in flames after throwing petrol on rubbish fire

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.


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.