Infant hospitalised after falling into fire

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A one-year-old boy is to have surgery today for serious burns, after he fell into a fire in Edgecumbe in Bay of Plenty.

TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter pilot Liam Brettkelly says the boy was visiting family when he stumbled into the fire, which a family member was using to burn rubbish.

The boy received severe burns and was treated by St John ambulance staff before being flown to Auckland's Middlemore Hospital.

He's in a stable condition in the intensive care unit.

- Newstalk ZB

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