A child has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after suffering burns.

Emergency services rushed to the incident on Caesar St, in Stratford, about 7.47am.

A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said the child was in a serious condition.

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter was firstly tasked to take the child to Waikato Hospital but then went on to Middlemore Hospital, she said.

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Two ambulances, two fire engines and a police car attended the incident.

A neighbour, who did not want to give his name, told the Stratford Press a young family with two children lived at the property.