UPDATE at 5:00 PM | TWO young men are in hospital tonight being treated for “significant burns” following a petrol explosion at a house on the Gold Coast.
Emergency services were called to reports of a fire involving a truck and a jumping castle at the house on Daffodil Street in Tallebudgera just after midday on Saturday.
It’s understood the two men aged in their early 20s were setting up a jumping castle for a child’s birthday party when somehow, petrol from a generator ignited and engulfed the pair.
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The truck used to transport the jumping castle was also destroyed in the blast.
Multiples ambulance crews including the city’s High Acuity Response Unit responded to the scene where they spent some time stabilising the victims.
They sustained significant burns to their hands and legs and were rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where they remain tonight, in stable conditions.
Police and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are investigating the incident.
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FIRST at 1:15 PM | TWO young men have suffered serious burns in a fire on the Gold Coast.
Emergency crews were called to reports of a fire at a house in Tallebudgera around 12.30pm.
They arrived to find two men in their 20s with serious burns to their legs and hands.
Multiple ambulance crews, including the city’s High Acuity Response Unit, responded to the scene.
Queensland Ambulance said paramedics were still at the address, treating the victims at 1pm.
Fire crews were initially called to reports of a fire involving a car and a jumping castle at the address.
The cause of the fire is not known and the exact details of the incident are not yet clear.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
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