Five in hospital after e-scooter catches fire

An e-scooter that caught fire at a house in south-west Brisbane has resulted in five people being hospitalized.

Emergency services were called to the house on Sigiriya Street in Darra just before 4am on Thursday.

Paramedics were called to the scene after five people needed help. Archive photo.

Paramedics were called to the scene after five people needed help. Archive photo.Credit:Queensland Ambulance Service – Facebook

Three fire crews were on site, removing the e-scooter from the home and putting out the fire.

Then they ventilated the house further.

A man in his 40s with burns to his back was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, while a man in his 50s was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with smoke inhalation.

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A woman in her 30s with minor burns to her hands and a young girl with smoke inhalation were taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Another teenage girl was taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital with smoke inhalation.

A spokesman for the Queensland Ambulance Service said they are all in stable condition.

Fire investigators arrived at the scene around 8:30 a.m.

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Callan Tansill

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