Two people are being treated for burns after a fire broke out at a hotel in Warners Bay on Thursday morning.
Emergency services were called to Hillsborough Road around 11:30am to reports of a gas fire at the venue.
Fire and Rescue crews were able to get the situation under control, meantime, five ambulances were rushed to the scene.
Paramedics assessed four patients, including a man believed to be in his 50s who was suffering from significant burns to his forearms, chest and head.
He was taken to the John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition, along with a man in his 20s who had also sustained burns to his arms, chest and neck, but remained in a stable condition.