CELEBRATE THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY All Fireworks Are Illegal in Unincorporated Areas of Los Angeles County
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On a motion by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, the Board of Supervisors reminds residents of the unincorporated areas that celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks of any type is illegal.
“Every year people are injured, property is destroyed, and scarce fire suppression dollars are spent during the weeks before and after the 4th of July due to the use of illegal fireworks, misuse of legal fireworks, and the discharge of firearms into the air,” said Antonovich.
The penalties for possession or use of fireworks can range from a fine of up to $1000, to confinement in a county jail for up to one year. Certain products like M-80’s and M-100’s are considered explosives and are a felony to possess. The penalties can be as high as 16 months in state prison and parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks.
In its motion, the Board of Supervisors also urged good judgment and caution in municipalities where fireworks may be legal.