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Officials Scrap Plan For San Francisco Bonfire Permits

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(AP) - Officials with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have abandoned a proposal that would have required people to acquire permits before making bonfires at Ocean Beach, a San Francisco tradition.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that after the proposal received wide opposition, the National Park Service has scrapped the idea.

The proposed system would have required anyone looking to light a fire to make a reservation and pay $35. During a public comment period, more than 500 comments were submitted, almost all in opposition.

National Park Service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet says her office decided the permit would not have been effective or worthwhile, and fire rings will continue to be first come, first serve.