An 82-year-old man is in intensive care after a fire broke out in his Bella Vista home on Friday.
The man was flown by CareFlight helicopter to Royal North Shore Hospital with burns to his upper body.
Paramedics said he suffered the burns to his body trying to put out the blaze with a bucket of water.
He remains in hospital in a reportedly stable condition.
Fire and Rescue NSW attended the house fire on Adelaide Grove but couldn’t save it from extensive damage.