A Lower Portland man was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital last night after being injured while backburning on his property.
The 60-year-old sustained burns, a chest injury and suspected spinal injuries after falling onto burning logs, then falling a further 10 metres down a slope landing on a tree.
The Mounties Care CareFlight Helicopter was at the scene at 5.20pm, with paramedics providing treatment. Fire and Rescue NSW attended to the fire.
The man was in a stable condition when airlifted to hospital.