Warning over beach fires after child burned by leftover embers

Published on 28 Jul 2021, 12:26
Footage of rangers putting out a beach fire hours after it had been ‘buried’ in sand by revellers has been released in a bid to warn people of the dangers.

The video shows the extreme heat remaining in the embers hours after the fire was left as it turns a bucket of fresh water into billows of steam as it is poured over it.

East Lothian’s Countryside Rangers released the video to warn beachgoers just weeks after a small child was burned at Yellowcraig while playing in sand which had been used to cover a fire.