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Teenager Critical, Four Others Injured After House Explosion

An explosion at a home near Newcastle yesterday afternoon has left a 16-year-old in a critical condition and four others injured.

Emergency services attended a home at Sandy Point Road in Corlette, Port Stephens at around 5pm and paramedics treated five people at the scene for injuries.

Police believe that the explosion was caused after a flammable liquid was poured onto a fire pit that was on a patio.

The 16-year-old boy is currently recovering at Sydney Royal North Shore Hospital with burns to his face, arms and torso.

A 44-year-old man, 46-year-old man, 49-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman were also treated for burns to areas on their face, legs and torso.

The 44-year-old man is recovering in the Royal North Shore Hospital and the other people are currently in John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle in a stable condition.

Police have set up a crime scene at the house and are currently investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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