Flying lanterns spark fire safety concerns in Porterville

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KFSN) -- In the South Valley, an urgent plea from the Porterville Fire Department after flying lanterns have been tied to mult...

November 30, 2022
10:48 AM

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KFSN) -- In the South Valley, an urgent plea from the Porterville Fire Department after flying lanterns have been tied to multiple fires in the area. The Porterville Fire Department has responded to several fires connected to flying lanterns. "If it is going up, it's going to come down and land on a roof or backyard or schoolyard. It can cause loss of life," explains Rolinda Baranek, a resident of Porterville. Baranek says family and friends have spotted flying lanterns at night, causing worry and concern.

Elisa Navarro