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Fire Prevention

Paper Lanterns

Airborne Paper Lanterns, Banned In State, Behind Recent Sonoma County Fires

Sonoma County’s fire prevention officers are warning residents about the illegal use of sky lanterns that have started a number of vegetation fires.

04/17/2014

A sign warning of extremely dangerous fire hazard conditions stands next to a road in Sequoia National Forest in the Sierra Nevada. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Tax Group Sues To Block California Fire Prevention Fee

A taxpayer group is joining with plaintiffs throughout California in seeking to block a fee that is being assessed on more than 800,000 property owners to raise money for fire prevention.

10/04/2012