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Don't light sky lanterns this Christmas!

Sat, 20 Dec 2014

A warning has gone out not to use Sky Lanterns during the Christmas period.

The lanterns are made up of paper, supported by a wire or wooden frame, to get them airborne a suspended fuel cell is ignited.

They've resulted in a number of health and safety concerns, particulary from farmers with reports that a cow died after eating one after the lantern landed in a field over the summer.

Another incident in the UK saw a lantern land on the roof of a house setting it alight.

We spoke to local farmer Paul Faragher about the issue in September, he says they're a major hazard:


  • Paul Faragher

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