Firefighters were called to a home in Cooroy. Photo: File
Firefighters were called to a home in Cooroy. Photo: File

Man critical after gas bottle explodes in Coast home

A man is in a critical condition at a Brisbane hospital after a gas bottle reportedly exploded inside a Coast home early on Thursday.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said seven crews rushed to a property in Cooroy about 1.20am.

She said firefighters arrived on scene to find the home "well involved" in flames and there was substantial damage to the structure.

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Crews fought the blaze by conducting internal firefighting and dampening down hot spots for more than two hours before it was under control by about 3.30am.

Paramedics treated a man in his 40s on scene for burns to his body and he was then flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a critical condition.

The spokeswoman said ventilation was completed inside the home and the scene was left in the hands of police.

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A fire investigator was due at the home on Friday morning and would determine where the blaze had started.

A police spokeswoman said a gas bottle had reportedly exploded and the fire was not determined as suspicious.

She said the injured man was in a critical condition in hospital.

If you need help in a crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.



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