Lower Portland man injured in backburn

Hawkesbury Independent

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.

Image: Careflight

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