Toddler critical after falling into fire pit

A TODDLER has been rushed to hospital with burns all over her body after falling into a fire pit in central Queensland.

The little girl was just one of three people injured after falling into a burning pit in separate incidents overnight.

It happened in at a home at Clinton, in Gladstone, just after 7pm on Saturday.


The toddler sustained superficial and partial thickness burns to her abdomen, arms and legs.

Critical care paramedics treated the child at the scene before rushing her to Gladstone Hospital.

She was transported in a serious but stable condition, Queensland Ambulance said.

Meanwhile, a man and woman have been taken to hospital after they too fell in a fire pit overnight.

The pair, both aged in their 20s, fell into a burning pit at a home in Brookfield, in Brisbane’s west, just after 1.30am.

The woman suffered partial thickness burns to her back and the man had partial thickness burns to his arm.

They were treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Queensland Ambulance said the pair was transported in a stable condition.