Fans of Ocean Beach bonfires need to move quickly if they want to enjoy the classic San Francisco pastime before spring of next year. Rules that went into effect last April governing fires on the beach mean that as of this year all fires are banned from November 1 until March 1 of next year.
That's four fire-free months, for all you Sagittarians and Capricorns planning birthday s'mores parties out there.
As KRON 4 reports, the ban will give crews time to both clean the beach and the fire pits themselves. The ban will also help improve our air quality by reducing wood-smoke particulate that is of particular concern during winter Spare The Air days.
The winter restriction on fires was not the only new rule to go into effect this year. Others dictate that all fires must be out by 9:30 p.m., and that fires must only be extinguished with water (so zip those pants up, dude).
Thankfully, the fires are still free. And hey, if you can't make it happen in the next two weeks you can still check out all the great San Francisco bars with fireplaces which will definitely be burning through the winter months.
Previously: New Ocean Beach Bonfire Rules Take Effect