Man airlifted with burns after gas tank explosion

The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man suffering serious burns, after a gas tank explosion, in the Gladstone region.

The rescue chopper was tasked into action just after 3pm.

It’s believed the man, aged in his 60s, was using an angle grinder on a gas tank when the tank caught fire.

He suffered burns to his legs, arms, and face as a result of the explosion.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue pilot landed the aircraft in a park, near the private property.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic assisted local QAS Paramedics in treating the man.

Rural Fire Service crews and Queensland Police Service (QPS) personnel were also on scene.

The man was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.