NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty firefighter was on hand to help a 10-year-old girl who fell against a fire pit and was burned during a father and daughter camp-out at a Southern California beach.

The Orange County Fire Authority says firefighter Mike Heddleston was at the YMCA-sponsored camping trip with his daughter when the other girl fell against a steel fire pit Saturday at Newport Dunes.

Captain Steve Concialdi says Heddleston grabbed a bottle of water to cool the girl’s burns and wrapped her up in a towel.

The Orange County Register reports the girl is being treated at a burn center for first and second degree burns to her hip, ribs and wrist.


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