Man suffers serious burns after throwing accelerant on fire

A man has been rushed to hospital after he threw accelerant onto a fire at a home on the Gold Coast overnight.

Emergency crews were called to a home in Southport just after 8.30pm, following reports a man had suffered significant burns.

Upon arrival, paramedics found a man aged in his 50s with burns to his upper body.


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He was treated on scene by Critical Care Paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit before being taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed he was transported in a serious but stable condition.

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