June 17, 2013
For Immediate Release
FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — In anticipation of a high-danger fire season, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich reminds residents preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July, that fireworks of any kind are illegal in Los Angeles County unincorporated communities and in many of its 88 cities.
“While some cities allow ‘safe and sane’ fireworks, fireworks of any kind, are illegal in Los Angeles County unincorporated communities,” said Antonovich.
Annually, fireworks cause brush fires, house fires, millions of dollars in damages, injuries, and even death. Possession or use of illegal fireworks can range from a fine of up to $1000, to one year in county jail. Certain products like m-80’s and m-100’s are considered explosives and are a felony to possess with penalties as high as 16 months in state prison. Parents are also liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks.
Supervisor Antonovich encourages residents to report illegal fireworks to law enforcement.
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