Adelaide car fire: four-year-old boy taken to hospital with severe burns as police investigate

A young boy is rushed to hospital with severe burns after the car he was in catches fire, and the police launch an urgent investigation into the tragedy.

  • A four-year-old boy suffered burns to his face and body after a car fire in Adelaide
  • Emergency services found the Holden Commodore sedan on fire Wednesday
  • Child was airlifted to Women and Children’s Hospital overnight

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A South Australian boy is fighting for his life after the car he was traveling in caught fire.

Emergency services were called to Gaplin Street in Whyalla Stuart, some 233km north-west of Adelaide, shortly after 3:30pm on Wednesday.

First responders found a Holden Commodore sedan on fire with a four-year-old boy with burns to his face and body inside.

Emergency services were called to Gaplin Street in Whyalla Stuart, some 233km north-west of Adelaide, just after 3:30pm on Wednesday (pictured)

Emergency services were called to Gaplin Street in Whyalla Stuart, some 233km north-west of Adelaide, just after 3:30pm on Wednesday (pictured)

The little boy was airlifted to Women and Children’s Hospital.

Fire cause investigators will travel to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information about the fire has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

The boy was airlifted to Women and Children's Hospital (pictured)

The boy was airlifted to Women and Children's Hospital (pictured)

The boy was airlifted to Women and Children’s Hospital (pictured)

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