Sky Lantern reported as a "fire ball in the sky"

Mar 25, 2013

This is a photo of the “Sky Lantern” that was reported as a “fire ball in the sky” by a citizen placing a 911 call to the Sheriff’s dispatcher this past Saturday night. The balloon is made of VERY thin paper and it measures approximately 3’ tall. A piece of fuel soaked card board measuring about 3” by 4” is suspended at the bottom opening by four thin wires. When this piece of card board is lit with a match it flames and fills the balloon with heat causing the balloon to rise.

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