An elderly man is tonight recovering in hospital, after he was involved in a gas explosion near Belmont early this morning.
Emergency services arrived on the scene just before 7:30, to find a car engulfed in flames.
Witnesses have told NBN News a passer-by pulled the man from the burning vehicle, while a neighbour saved the man’s dog.
He was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital with serious burns to his face and hands.
He’s in a stable condition.