Wood-burning fire rings are coming back to Orange County.
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The city of Newport Beach has withdrawn its application to remove fire rings from its beaches, officials said Wednesday.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.
Orange County residents gathered Friday to participate in an ongoing debate about a Southern California tradition—beach bonfires.
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.