Fire balloon

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A balloon raised in the air by the buoyancy of air heated by a fire placed in the lower part<- =="" hot-air="" balloon="" -="">
A balloon sent up at night with fireworks which ignite at a regulated height.

See also: Fire, Fire

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Israel had only restored the fishing limit to 15 nautical miles in early June, after a previous reduction in response to fire balloons.
A group of youth vowed to escalate the attacks by fire balloons as the Palestinians would be marking the first anniversary of the March of Return on March 30, which has so far claimed lives of around 270 people and wounded many more others.
Those who join terrorists who fire balloons intended to burn our citizens and our country are terrorists themselves...There is no need to wait for someone to die to justify, morally, the killing of the initiating enemy...There is nothing noble or moral about it..."
RAMALLAH, June 27, 2018 (WAFA) -- Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip targeting alleged launchers of fire balloons were highlighted on the front page of two of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies on Wednesday.
"Fire balloons" and kites carrying flammable material have become symbols of the Palestinian border protests in recent months.
"Fire balloons" had been prepared at one of the positions which had been hit, the statement added.
It starts with free-flight balloons first introduced in combat at the Austrian siege of Vienna in 1849 during the Italian War of Independence, and touches on the Japanese hydrogen-filled fire balloons riding the jet stream, designed to set forest fires in the western United States in retaliation for the 1942 Doolittle-led raid on Tokyo.
A LEADING business body has appealed for Jubilee celebrations to shun Chinese lanterns amid fears the fire balloons could spark a blaze.
Lawrence and the Japanese "Fire Balloons" dropped on Western Canada.
This is the origami of Fusen Bakudan, giant fire balloons. Workers turn the orbs one section at a time while dozens of girls, in unison, brush the paper with lacquer to protect the balloon from rain.
Mark Romney of the Merseyside Anomalies Research Association (Mara), said: "Based on the description that witnesses have given - a for mation of independent bright orange lights moving slowly across the sky in a rough South East to North West direction, in good weather, I think it is safe to assume that the mystery objects are fire balloons, also known as Chinese lanterns." Liverpool-born UFO expert John Rimmer agrees, saying it is a "rule of thumb" that myst- erious lights generally turn out to be floating Chinese lanter ns.