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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Hot air balloon wows community with high-flying hijinks


Last updated 1/24/2019 at 1:57pm

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Murrieta Police Department officers block Sky Canyon Drive in Murrieta to allow a hot air balloon safe passage as it comes in for a landing.

Residents in Murrieta's French Valley community were treated to a rare spectacle when a hot air balloon launched from Temecula Valley Wine Country was forced to land in the industrial area along Winchester Road due to fog, Sunday, Jan. 13.

As the balloon made its way across the morning sky along Sky Canyon Drive, people began to line the streets and pull off to the side of the road where they took cellphone photos and video of the unusual sight.

The skull and crossbones balloon, owned by Amazing Adventures, traveled east from Wine Country and hovered about 30 feet off the ground as the oper...

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