The majority of fireworks-caused fires during this time period are found to have been started by illegal or improperly used fireworks.
Confirmed incidence of fires started by properly lit fireworks (Safe and Sane) that are legally available for purchase has been minimal. Fire agencies have focused on mitigating the causes of fires started by fireworks.
We want people to enjoy this Fourth of July, but due to the dry conditions, be even more mindful than normal. Being aware of certain facts and exercising care is what will help us all keep our communities safe this year.
Remember that it is illegal for fireworks to be used by anyone under age 18.
Please be vigilant and follow the guidelines below when lighting Safe and Sane fireworks this year:
Regulations on the sale and use of fireworks are established by city and county codes. Check with your local jurisdiction for start and end times.