EMMERDALE fans were left horrified after young Dotty Thomas was nearly burned alive inside a tent.
The toddler was caught up in her brother Arthur’s revenge plan against Archie Sharma on tonight’s episode.
Dotty was sleeping in the tent next to the fire that Arthur set up trying to blame Archie for it, but it all went horribly wrong.
Thankfully, Laurel quickly realised Dotty was in danger and cut her out of the burning tent.
Afterwards, Dotty was taken to hospital to be checked over as Laurel confronted Arthur over his actions.
The shocking close call left viewers of the ITV show horrified.
One wrote on Twitter: “Arthur is awful #Emmerdale.”
Another said: “Praying Dotty will be ok #Emmerdale.”
A third commented: “Bit of a manic start #emmerdale.”
A fourth added: “Arthur claiming he didn’t know the tent was on fire really? #Emmerdale.”
Last week, Arthur shocked fans after setting alight to the tent in a revenge plan against Archie.
“Now you’re going to know what it feels like to be blamed for something you didn’t do,” Arthur said as he set his plan in motion.
Pouring the lighter fluid all over the fire he tried to goad Archie into striking the match.
When Archie refused, insisting he wanted to wait for his grandfather Rishi to return to do it, Arthur tried to strike the match himself.
Archie grabbed it to stop him but in the process Arthur struck the match and kicked the bottle of lighter fluid all over.
The bottle caught fire and exploded in front of the boys and quickly began to spread.
They ran off leaving Dotty alone in the tent next to the spreading fire.
And in a horrifying scene at the end of the episode, Dotty was unconscious in the smoke-filled tent.
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