A Nova Scotia man was flown to a Halifax hospital from the province's south shore Tuesday with serious burns after a blaze in a mobile home.

The RCMP say the 69-year-old man from Barrington Passage was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital for treatment.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in Barrington Passage just before 1 p.m.

Police say the fire occurred in a mobile home that was in the midst of construction work.