The Queensland Ambulance Service transported a 16-year-old boy to the Toowoomba Base Hospital with burns to 15 per cent of his body after receiving an emergency call from a neighbour who saw him on fire.

Both the ambulance service and police attended just before 3pm on Saturday. A police spokesperson said the boy appeared to have been playing with fire at a Gowrie Birnam Road property, on Toowoomba’s western outskirts.