NEWPORT BEACH (AP) — A state agency has approved a plan for fire rings in some of Newport Beach after years of heated debate over the summertime tradition.
The Orange County Register reports that the California Coastal Commission voted Thursday to approve plans for a mix of wood- and charcoal-burning rings on two of the city’s beaches.READ MORE: California Reports Lowest COVID-19 Case Rate In The Nation
A proposal for another 24 rings at Corona del Mar State Beach was not approved after state parks officials argued the Commission didn’t have the authority to issue permits for a state-owned beach.READ MORE: Thieves Wanted For Causing $20,000 In Damage To Colton Car Wash Machine For Just $200
Some residents living near the rings had complained about the smoke, but supporters fought to keep them.MORE NEWS: Buscaino To Step Down As City Council President Pro Tem As He Runs For Mayor
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