Horror Fire Leaves Man and Two Young Children in Critical Condition

An injured man sits in a helicopter with a silver blanket after rescuing his two young sons from a house fire

An injured man sits in a helicopter with a silver blanket after rescuing his two young sons from a house fire

The boys, aged three and four, suffered serious burns to almost 90 per cent of their bodies despite their father managing to drag them out of their house during a fire overnight near Dalby on Queensland's western Darling Downs.

The blaze engulfed the family's Ross Road home at Weranga, west of Toowoomba, on Tuesday night.

The boys' both suffered horrific burns to 90 per cent of their bodies and were airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in critical conditions.

The father's condition is now stable with burns to his arms.

Two boys, aged three and four, and their 34-year-old father were reportedly asleep inside the timber home when the fire started and flames ripped through the property shortly after 7.30pm.

He was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The children were airlifted to Lady Cilento in Brisbane but tragically the older brother died on Wednesday.

A fundraising page has been set up to assist the family with medical bills, living expenses and replacing the family house.

Dalby firefighters were called out to house fire on the outskirts of the Western Downs around 8PM last night.

Fire authorities said there were no smoke alarms in the home and it was powered by solar panels. A MAN and two young children have been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after suffering serious burns in a house fire in Queensland's south-west.

They are now working to determine the cause of the blaze.