Teens suspected of lighting out of control bonfire in Burleigh

A group of teenagers is believed to be responsible for a large beach fire in Burleigh overnight.

It broke out around 1.00am, after a bonfire spread to beach shrub, lighting up around 30 metres of bush.

Multiple fire crews attended and took around 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.


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Luckily, no injuries were reported.

Police were also on scene, though it’s unclear if any arrests were made.

In a video taken by a witness at the scene, a person is seen trying to throw water on the flames, before firies arrived.

It’s understood police officers told witnesses it appeared a group of teens may have been responsible.

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