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Boy critical after suffering burns to 45 percent of body

A boy has been urgently airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after his clothing caught fire at a property near Millmerran, in Queensland's Darling Downs region today. 

A CareFlight Critical Care Doctor and QAS Intensive Care Flight Paramedic treated the boy for his extensive injuries before flying him to Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital.

He was reported to have suffered burns to at least 45% of his body, including his face.

It is not known how the boy caught fire but it is reported he ran into the family home for help.

The boy's mother and father also suffered burns in their efforts to extinguish the flames.

The father was treated at a local facility and the mother was flown to Brisbane alongside her son.

The boy travelled in a critical condition. His mother travelled in a stable condition

The same crew travelled to a property near Stanthorpe earlier in the day for another boy, aged 9, injured in a motocross accident.

He was flown in a stable condition to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital with suspected spinal injuries.