Man sustains serious burns after house fire at Fairfield West

CareFlight's Rapid Response Helicopter at the oval near the house fire. Picture: CareFlight
CareFlight's Rapid Response Helicopter at the oval near the house fire. Picture: CareFlight

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.

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.

Picture: CareFlight

Picture: CareFlight

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.