Man hospitalised after lighter exploded in his face, Gold Coast

A man’s recovering in hospital this morning, after suffering facial burns from an exploding lighter last night.

Emergency services were called to a home in Upper Coomera around 9.30pm, following reports of a burn incident.

Paramedics report that a man in his 30s suffered burns to his face from a lighter which exploded.


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The man was treated briefly at the scene before being rushed to hospital.

He’s understood to be in a stable condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

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