Man suffers serious burns while fighting a blaze in his motorhome

Published: July 27, 2023

A man has been flown to hospital with serious burns after trying to extinguish his motorhome that caught alight on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Adelaide Advertiser reports that the man, who was in his 70s, suffered facial burns when he was trying to fight the fire on his property at McCracken yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services arrived at the home in the early afternoon, where they found the man with injuries.

The Advertiser reports that the man was treated by paramedics who hosed him down with water at the scene.

He was eventually flown to Adelaide’s Royal Alexander Hospital where he is undergoing further treatment.

The motorhome was completely destroyed the blaze, which was extinguished by fire crews.

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What started the fire, anyone know.

Maybe I’m just paranoid but I keep two fire extinguishers inside and one on the outside of my motorhome.

I think Royal Alexander Hospital is meant to be Royal Adelaide Hospital..

It is also handy to have a fire blanket, especially for fat / oil fires. Spraying a fat fire with an extinguisher, could very likely spread the burning liquid. NEVER EVER put water on a fat fire, check out one of the many you tube clips on what happens if you do. Learn how to use the fire blanket, and do a practice run using a tea towel, on a cold pot, instead of removing the blanket from its bag, it might not fit back in as neat.


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