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Beach Fire Pits Here to Stay - Mostly

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After much controversy there was a decision today about beach fire.  The good news most of the pits in OC & LA get to stay, the bad news some fire rings will have to go.

With a 7 to 6 vote the Air Quality ManagementDistrict (AQMD) voted to approve some new restrictions when it comes to fire rings despite strong opposition from tons of beach goers, including dozens who showed up at Friday's meeting.

The new restrictions include measures to try to keep pollution down and to protect people who live by the beach.   Fire rings now have to be at least 700 feet away from any homes.  There are also changes regarding how far the rings will have to be from one another, the distance depends on the city.

"I think that compromise is a good thing because im aware of the air pollution going on so i think that it's good that we should compromise instead of just taking them all away," said Thomas Nguyen, a beach goer.

"That's pretty good because at first i was kind of mad beause a lot the rules started getting stricter here at the beach and i was like oh that's the last thing.  Fire pits. So now that they kept it that's kind of good because that's what were going to do today, a fire pit," said Vanessa Rosales, who was at Huntington Beach with her family.

The new rules also include a change that will allow certain cities, like Newport Beach to try natural gas or propane fire pits instead of wood burning.  The AQMD initially wanted to ban all fire pits  but people were so fired up about the proposed ban, AQMD adopted new regulations instead.

While a small percentage of fire pits will be removed from LA & OC beaches, about 90% of fire pits will get to stay put.

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