SKY LANTERNS may not be released in Newport Beach.
Recently these open flame devices have become popular following their use in TV shows and movies.
Newport Beach has experienced two incidents in which people were illegally releasing these devices.
According to the 2010 California Fire Codes use of these lanterns is prohibited in Newport Beach. Please call Fire Prevention at (949) 644- 3106 for more information.
These open flame of any size, uncontrolled, flying objects can wind up on any wood roof or dry, open, wildland brush and be the start of a large incident.
Anyone caught using these devices would be subject to fines and responsible for any damage they may cause, as well as the fire suppression costs, which may be substantial.