Little girl burned after fall into scorching hole
A LITTLE girl has been hospitalised after falling into a scorching hole left behind when a tree stump was burned.
A permitted fire was ignited to burn out a large stump from a Crows Nest property, north of Toowoomba.
The child fell into the hole about 11am on Saturday, after the fire had been extinguished.
It is believed the ground was still searing hot.
The child suffered burns to her hands, feet, arms and legs and was treated on scene by paramedics and LifeFlight crew members.
She was flown to Queensland Children's Hospital this morning, where she remains in a stable condition.