Bonfire pic: supplied
Bonfire pic: supplied

Patient suffers severe burns in Gympie region bonfire

UPDATE 3.30PM

QAS media sources say one patient has been taken to Gympie Hospital “in a serious but stable condition” following an incident with a bonfire at Gunalda earlier this afternoon.

The patient has “significant burns to their lower limbs”.

A rescue chopper was initially tasked to the scene.

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A RESCUE chopper has been called to Gunalda this afternoon after a person reportedly suffered severe burns in a bonfire.

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The Queensland Ambulance Service was called to the scene just after midday, announcing later in the afternoon that they were treating a person for significant injuries.

“Paramedics are on scene with a patient who has suffered significant burns to their lower limbs from a bonfire at 12.36pm,” QAS sources said.

“The rescue helicopter has been tasked.”

The patient’s condition is currently unknown.

More to come.