Releasing sky lanterns can get you a 2 Million Won fine

by BeFM News
Stripes Korea

Releasing lanterns into the sky is now a violation of law, and anyone caught doing it could face up to 2 million worth of fine, starting from this year.

An official from Busan Fire Department said people who fly sky lanterns in urban beaches will face a fine of under 2 million won, stating that the relevant law on the Fire Services Act was revised last December and the order to restrict small hot-air balloons has been included.

Prior to this, the Korea Forest Research Institute picked sky lanterns as the cause of a fire in Samgak Mountain on the first day of this year and since then, fire risk by sky lanterns has been rising steadily.

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