As we head into the long weekend, you are being reminded you are not allowed to use or sell flying lanterns in Hastings Highlands.

Fire Prevention Officer Matt Musclow says, if you don’t obey the rule, you could be charged for it.

If you’re caught selling or using a flying lantern, you can face a fine of up to $2,000.

Musclow says Hastings Highlands Council banned flying lanterns because they can cause forest fire, damage property, and even hurt people.

Written by: Andreas Pandikiu