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A woman suffered facial burns at a horror sausage sizzle when a barbeque caught fire. 

The incident unfolded at an Bunnings Warehouse at the Adelaide Airport precinct at 12.30pm on Saturday.

According to 9News the barbecue caught alight after a woman, who was volunteering at the site, fainted, knocking over the gas bottle causing it to catch alight.

A woman suffered facial injuries after a barbeque caught fire at a Bunnings store in Adelaide (pictured) on Saturday

A woman suffered facial injuries after a barbeque caught fire at a Bunnings store in Adelaide (pictured) on Saturday

The fire was ignited after a gas tank (pictured) was knocked over by the woman who is understood to have fainted moments earlier

The fire was ignited after a gas tank (pictured) was knocked over by the woman who is understood to have fainted moments earlier

The woman was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious burns to her face.

Her husband, who was injured while pulling his wife to safety, was taken to hospital for minor burns. 

The barbeque was being held by the SA Sea Rescue Squadron, a major port authority in the state.

The event is held annually by the agency every Saturday by various community groups. 

The man who was taken to hospital is also a volunteer at the Squadron. 

Paramedics rushed to the scene before the woman and her husband who was also injured (pictured) were taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital

Paramedics rushed to the scene before the woman and her husband who was also injured (pictured) were taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital

The SA Sea Rescue Squadron were holding the weekly barbeque at the Bunnings store (pictured) at the time the incident took place

The SA Sea Rescue Squadron were holding the weekly barbeque at the Bunnings store (pictured) at the time the incident took place

‘She fell on the floor, and next minute it went boom,’ witness Ernie Reichstein told 9News.

Images from the scene show large plumes of smoke surrounding the barbecue.

A nearby car was also damaged during the ordeal.

Staff who were working at the store we seen scraping soot of the ground.  

In a statement, Bunnings said staff members and a customer had used nearby extinguishers to contain the fire.

Police will continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

The South n Sea Rescue Squadron and South Health were contacted for comment.  

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