Rescue helicopter dispatched to man burnt in bushfire
UPDATE 7PM: An 83-year-old male was airlifted by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter this afternoon from a property at Carnham after he suffered severe burns while fighting a bushfire.
The man was burnt on his hands and feet on rural property at Mt Carnham around 4.20pm while fighting a bushfire in the local area. He was flown to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.
EARLIER: A MAN is believed to have suffered serious burnt while driving through a bushfire at Carnham this afternoon.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said they received calls to the scene on Carnham Rd, Carnham about 4.20pm.
He said three ambulances were en route along with the Westpac Live Saver Rescue Helicopter.
He said an 84-year-old man had suffered serious burns.
"The patient was driving and the fields were on fire around the car," he said.
"He's been overcome by smoke. The man is believed to have suffered burns to his arms and legs and severe burns to his right hand."