A Winchelsea man is in a critical but stable condition after he sustained burns in a house fire at Winchelsea.
Country Fire Authority officers and police attended a house fire on Friday evening which destroyed the property and is under police investigation.
An Alfred Hospital media spokesman said the man was in a critical but stable condition when the Colac Herald went to print yesterday.
Winchelsea brigade captain Rod Taylor said about 30 CFA members attended the fire in Gosney Street at 6.24pm on Friday.
Mr Taylor said the occupant of the premises sustained burns from the fire and Torquay Criminal Investigation Unit’s Jamie Cookson said an air ambulance took the man from a Winchelsea oval to the Alfred Hospital.
Mr Taylor said the blaze took about eight hours to extinguish and the building’s timber structure contributed to the lengthy process.
“The reason why it took so long, the ferocity of the fire when we got there it was fully involved,” he said.
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