Man suffers burns to face at Beechmont

A MAN is recovering from burns to his face, after a controlled fire at a Beechmont property erupted.

He was adding an accelerant to the small blaze on Saturday afternoon when things got out of hand.

The RACQ Careflight Rescue chopper was called in and landed at a nearby paddock.


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The flight doctor and paramedic treated the burns at the scene.

The man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a stable condition.