Sky lantern causes fire – level 1

31-08-2021 07:00

A sky lantern is a small hot air balloon. People make it from paper. They put a small fire inside it. They send the burning balloon into the sky. Sky lanterns look very beautiful. They are also dangerous.

Sky lanterns are illegal in Brazil. They often go to forests or dry grass. They can make fires. Brazilians still send sky lanterns. They can go to prison for up to three years for it.

A sky lantern lands in a park near São Paulo last week. A big fire starts. More than 100 firefighters go to the park. It is difficult to stop the fire. Police arrest six people. They release them later.

Difficult words: send (to let something go), illegal (against the rules of a country), release (to set free).

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