The San Diego City Council will be taking up new rules for bonfires at city beaches.
The proposal from San Diego City Councilmember Joe Lacava would clarify city code and ban any wood or coal fires outside of designated fire rings or pits.
The rules are similar to those in place at other beaches in the state.
Supporters say the move will cut down on the amount of smoke and embers that end up in nearby neighborhoods, but critics say it strips away a longtime tradition and the city just doesn't have enough fire pits.
The council is expected to vote on the matter in October.