Boy, 5, badly burned in beach fire pit near Balboa Pier

A 5-year-old boy was treated for second- and third-degree burns after he fell into a fire ring near the Balboa Pier on Sunday afternoon, authorities said Monday.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana at about 4 p.m. for treatment of burns on both feet and one arm, said police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella.

Newport Beach police are investigating how the boy fell into the ring, Manzella said.

Fry writes for Times Community News.


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