A 45-year-old man has sustained burns to his hands, arms and torso following a house fire at Fairfield West this afternoon.
CareFlight's Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked shortly after 2pm today, landing less than 10 minutes later at Westfields Sports High School's oval.
Due to a house fire at the back of the school ALL students will be dismissed from the front of the school only this afternoon.— Westfields Sports (@WestfieldsSport) November 8, 2019
NSW Police escorted CareFlight's aeromedical crew to the scene of the incident where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment to the patient.
Once with the patient, CareFlight's specialist doctor and critical care paramedic assessed the man before providing pain relief.
The man was taken to Concord Hospital by road ambulance under ongoing treatment by CareFlight's medical team.
Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW police were also at the scene of the incident. The man's three family members who were also home at the time of the fire, including an infant, escaped without significant injuries.