The South Coast Air Quality Management District Friday approved a plan to allow fire pits along Southland beaches, although certain restrictions will be in effect.
The city of Newport Beach has withdrawn its application to remove fire rings from its beaches, officials said Wednesday.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District board will hold a public meeting Thursday to solicit feedback from residents about a new proposal that aims to restrict fire pits along Southern California beaches.
A number of residents who live across from beaches that are frequented for bonfires raised concerns over wood-smoke pollution, prompting the initial debate over whether the bonfire rings should be removed.
Orange County residents gathered Friday to participate in an ongoing debate about a Southern California tradition—beach bonfires.
Preliminary testing released Wednesday by regional air quality officials found that smoke from the beach bonfires that dot the Southern California coastline pollutes the air in nearby neighborhoods and on the beaches themselves.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday passed a symbolic resolution on a proposed ban against fire pits.
Huntington Beach and Newport Beach officials expressed their opposing arguments to the South Coast Air Quality Management District officials in a 9 a.m. meeting.
The city of Newport Beach and the California Coastal Commission appear to be pitted against each other over the popular fire rings at Balboa Pier and Corona del Mar State Beach.
A “no burn” alert has been issued Wednesday for residents in parts of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.