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Social media reacts ahead of AQMD vote on fire pits (poll)

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and many Orange County residents are in support of keeping beach fire pits. Local air regulators say the burning wood produce carcinogens similar to that of smoking a pack of cigarettes or inhaling diesel engine fumes.
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and many Orange County residents are in support of keeping the fire pits. Local air regulators say the burning wood produce carcinogens similar to that of smoking a pack of cigarettes or inhaling diesel engine fumes.

AQMD is slated to vote Friday on whether or not restrictions on fire pits will be implemented. The agency previously conducted studies showing that smoke from the fires are harmful to beach goers and nearby residents. 

When we asked folks on social media, we saw an overwhelming plume of support for the fire pits. 

RELATED: Vote on beach fire pit restrictions set for South Coast Air Quality Management district meeting on Friday (Poll)

Where do you stand on the issue? Here's a round-up of comments from social media. Take our poll, and let us know your thoughts on the issue in the comments. 

KPCC's Ben Bergman will live tweet from the meeting beginning about 9 a.m. Friday.

Some folks expressed sadness after hearing that the SoCal tradition could come to an end: 

— A.Y. Lee
— Alan Ray

Some were angry and urged others to rearrange their priorities:

— Jeremy Miller Really
— Roo Smith
— Krista Murphy

Some blamed the wealthy: 

— Jason F. Renzi
— William Pasillas
— Stephen Jude Salazar
— Dennis San Vicente

The pragmatic offered solutions:

— June Burlingame Smith
— Nadine Kelley
—Mike Bartolo