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Revelers suffer burns at Persian New Year party at L.A. beach

Los Angeles Fire Department medics were called to Dockweiler State Beach several times to treat people who suffered burns at a Persian New Year celebration, officials said Wednesday.

Medics responded to four calls near the beach between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tuesday and took three people to local hospitals, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. No serious injuries were reported.

The new year's celebration of Nowruz drew from 7,000 to 10,000 revelers to the beach, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

As a part of the festivities, participants leap over small bonfires, an act that symbolizes the transition into a new year. Because of Los Angeles' strict fire codes, Iranians living in Southern California often celebrate at local beaches, where fires are allowed.

-- Kate Linthicum

 
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I hope they charge those idiots for the emergency call. Why should we have to pay for their stupidity?

FIRE HOT, FIRE BURN

Ouch?

Why is a group of people's stupidity news?

"FIRE HOT, FIRE BURN"

and it naturally follows: BURN HURT

very funny post, Eve!

Some countries are stuck in the "third world" for a reason.

Racist comments by inept trolls so far.

I happened to be at the beach that night. I was amazed!


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