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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Cooking on Venice Beach is a No-No; Fire on Venice Beach is a No-No

Charley Swan captured this guy on the Venice Beach happily cooking away at sunset.

Swan reported: I told a fire fighter and was told that they can’t tell someone to put a fire out if they are cooking? This is ridiculous!

Beaches in LA County do not allow fires (that includes c

ooking also) except at Dockweiler Beach in fire pits. That may not even be allowed now. There was talk about removing the fire pits. Cannot find the County ordinance. This info is from the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors and it states no fires.

What the fireman may have been thinking about is LAMC 63.44 that mentions fires at certain city parks during certain months (April thru November) and cooking with proper provided equipment.

He certainly should have been aware of “no fires on Venice Beach.”