UPDATE: Two airlifted off Fraser Island with facial burns

UPDATE: Two men have been airlifted off Fraser Island after suffering burns in a barbecue incident.

The pair were reportedly struggling to light a barbecue near a holiday home on the eastern side of the island when accelerant ignited, setting fire to their clothes.

They suffered burns to their faces and limbs.

The pilot landed at Orchid Beach airstrip in heavy rain.

The aeromedical crew was taken by four-wheel drive to the scene where the men were being treated.

The men, one aged in their 60s and the other in their 70s, were airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

UPDATE, 3.50PM: Two men aged in their 70s are being treated for facial burns on Fraser Island after being injured in a barbecue fire on Friday.

A spokesman from the Queensland Ambulance Service said a third man was being treated for burns to his arm and leg.

His age was unknown.

The spokesman said the incident happened at a private residence on the island.

A rescue helicopter is on its way to the island.

EARLIER: Three people are being treated for burns after being injured in a barbecue fire.

The incident happened on Fraser Island about 1.02pm.

The rescue helicopter has been sent to the scene.

More information to come.



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