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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

State Fire Marshal: Hmong Festival Under Investigation After Boy Burned

The state fire marshal is investigating the Sacramento Hmong New Year Festival, which is held at Cal Expo, after a boy was critically burned there during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

State law requires that any festival held on state property must obtain a permit from the state Fire Marshal's Office.
However, the office said it doesn't have a permit on record for the event, which began Thursday and ended Sunday.
The investigation was launched after a 9-year-old boy was burned by a space heater inside a tent.
A spokesperson for the state fire marshal told KCRA 3 that the office didn't know there was an event being held at Cal Expo until after the festival ended."Any time you have an assembly of more than 50 people inside of a structure, inside of a room or even inside of a tent -- which is what this one was -- a permit from the state Fire Marshal's Office is required," California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said.
Cal Expo police confirm to KCRA 3 that they are investigating the incident.
KCRA 3 contacted organizers for the Hmong festival Monday, but no calls were returned.
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