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QLD Festival-Goer Fighting For Life After Serious Burns

A young French tourist has serious burns to 40 per cent of her body after falling into a campsite fire three times at a central Queensland music festival.

The 21-year-old was taken by helicopter to Mackay Base Hospital on Sunday with severe burns and cuts from a barbed wire fence after the incident occurred at Mushroom Valley festival, north of Mackay in the early hours of Sunday.

"The injured woman was conscious as her blistering burns were wrapped and treated by paramedics," the RACQ CQ Rescue service said in a statement.

"We were presented with a situation and we dealt with it in the most professional manner that we could," Festival organiser Ben Irving told the Townsville Bulletin.

"Accidents happen all the time and that was something that we couldn't have controlled.

"All we can do is create the safest space we can and have all the services that we can to keep people safe. It's still hard to control everybody and an incident like that, especially if they've left the festival."

With AAP

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