Car Fire - Muswellbrook

Published: 21 Jun 2021 03:17pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) today attended the scene of a small car fire on Queen St, Muswellbrook, following the explosion of a battery jumper pack.

When firefighters arrived they found one male suffering burns to his body after the battery jumper pack exploded while connected to his car.

FRNSW disconnected the battery pack and extinguished any remaining hot spots.

NSW Ambulance treated the man before transporting him to a local helipad for airlifting to hospital.

FRNSW urges anyone using battery jumper packs to follow the safety instructions and ensure it is in good working order before operation.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:15pm

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Battery and charging safety

It's important that we all understand the risks of lithium-ion batteries and be prepared if things go wrong.

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Stations nearby

ABERDEEN Fire Station

20 Moray St, Aberdeen NSW 2336


27-31 Market Street, Muswellbrook NSW 2333

SCONE Fire Station

106 Kingdon Street, Scone NSW 2337