Elderly woman burned after falling on hot coals

AN elderly woman is recovering in hospital after she was significantly burned last night.

The female in her 60s was reported to have fallen onto hot coals at a private residence at Nerang about 8.50pm.

Paramedics were called to the scene and treated the woman who received burns to her back and legs.

She was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with critical care paramedics on board.