Caravan on fire, spreading to bush, at Glenugie

UPDATE, 2.15pm: A 45-year-old woman with severe burns to her upper body  has been airlifted to hospital after a caravan fire just off the Pacific Highway.

The caravan, which was attached to a car, was parked at the Dinjerra Rd Rest Area when it caught alight at about 12.40pm today, causing serious injury to the woman.

She was transported by ambulance to Grafton Airport, where she was flown to an unknown hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

It is believed she was travelling alone, and police are currently speaking to witnesses who saw the event to determine what happened.

Grafton police Inspector Jo Reid said the caravan was completely destroyed.

1pm: THE DEX has received reports of a caravan on fire at the Dinjerra Rd rest area on the Pacific Highway at Glenugie, possibly spreading to the bush.

It is believed a woman has experienced burns to some parts of her body.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has been deployed from Lismore.

More to come.

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