Woman critical, six others injured after kerosene lamp explodes

PHOTO: NSW Ambulance / Facebook

PHOTO: NSW Ambulance / Facebook

A woman has suffered serious burns and six other people have been injured, including an 11-year-old boy, after a kerosene lamp exploded at a home in Sydney’s west overnight.

Police say the 55-year-old woman was critically injured when a kerosene lamp ignited in the backyard of the Deptford Avenue property at Kings Langley shortly after 9pm.


She was rushed to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition with serious burns.

Six other people at the home – four men, a woman, and an 11-year-old boy – were treated by Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to hospital.

It’s understood they were injured while trying to assist the 55-year-old woman before emergency services arrived.


Fortunately, their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

A crime scene has been established at the address and investigations are continuing.

Police say the incident is not being treated as suspicious.