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  • Southern California Fire Pits

    Community Treasures Under Attack
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  • Southern California Fire Pits

    Community Treasures Under Attack

A 60 Year Beach Culture Tradition


Southern California’s fire rings are an invaluable part of our beach culture and outdoor experience. For more than 60 years, they have given families and friends an affordable place to sit under the stars and celebrate the beauty of our beaches, and surrounding environment.

Southern California’s fire Pits are in Danger of Being Eliminated

Bonfire-Graphic-400pxAfter all this time, now, all of a sudden, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is making an attempt to take them away from our local communities. SCAQMD has proposed changes to rule 444 that would ban the use of fire pits across miles of Southern California Coast.

Show Your Support

In the interest of protecting our fire pits, we need to let SCAQMD board members know that we won’t sit by while they arbitrarily take these invaluable cultural icons away from us.  Sign this petition and send a letter to all board members.


Save the Bonfire Rings Petition

Dear Air Quality Management District,


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Join Our Community


This Friday at 9 a.m., the SCAQMD Board of Governors will decide the fate of Southern California’s fire pits. We can protect these community treasures once and for all, but we can’t do it without your help. 

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For more information on our efforts to protect the fire pits, please call 714-969-3492

Recent Press

Bonfire Pits are Critical to our Community

For more than 60 years, cities along the Orange County and Los Angeles County coasts have allowed locals and tourists alike to enjoy the fire pits without any complaints.


While the fire pits are a low cost activity for the residents and visitors to Southern California, they provide critically needed revenue for the state, and coastal cities.

Losing the fire pits would result in devastating revenue losses for our state parks. These parks stand to lose 50% of the RV camping revenue should the fire pits be removed.

The loss of the fire pits would cost the City of Huntington Beach more than $1 million every year.