Orange County supervisors have thrown their support behind the California tradition of beach bonfires in the face of a proposed ban.
The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to oppose a broad ban and let cities decide for themselves on seaside fire pits, the Orange County Register reports.
Supervisor Todd Spitzer said beach bonfires are a piece of Americana like "mother and apple pie."
Residents of Newport Beach have pushed for removing the fire rings, saying the smoke is drifting into homes and causing health hazards.
Cities including Huntington Beach have opposed the move.