Man, 33, suffers burns trying to start fire at Maitland Vale Road property

A man was taken to John Hunter Hospital on Thursday with burns to his hand and legs after trying to start a fire at Maitland Vale.

Paramedics were called to a Maitland Vale Road property just before 5pm to reports of a man suffering burns.

Three ambulance units responded and arrived to find a man with superficial burns to one hand and both of his legs.

The man, aged 33, was taken to John Hunter Hospital via ambulance for treatment. A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said he was in a stable condition at the time.

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