Fire agency warns of burn hazards posed by sky lanterns
Last updated 8/3/2020 at 7:17pm
RANCHO SANTA FE (CNS) - A northern San Diego County emergency services agency put out a warning Monday, Aug. 3 about combustion hazards posed by sky lanterns -- a type of illegal, free-floating paper kite that uses the heat from an onboard open flame for its buoyancy.
In recent years, the hot air balloon-like airborne decorations have become increasingly popular at local weddings and other celebratory events, launched into the nighttime air to create a glowing overhead display, according to the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District.
``Unfortunately, sky lanterns pose a serious fire...