Source: Valley Roadrunner

Consumer fireworks are illegal!

July 02, 2013

All consumer fireworks are illegal in the County of San Diego. That includes sparklers, firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets and even poppers.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says there is no safe way to use consumer fireworks. According to NFPA research, there are far more U.S. fires reported on a typical Independence Day than on any other day, and fireworks account for more than half of those fires, more than any other cause of fires. In 2008, fireworks caused an estimated 22,500 reported fires, including 1,400 structure fires, 500 vehicle fires, and 20,600 outside, among other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated $42 million in direct property damage.

The only safe and legal way to see fireworks is at a sanctioned public display.

Illegal fireworks will cause a fire and we all know what any fire means in San Diego County during the hot summer months.

Report fireworks activity to the San Diego Sherriff as soon as you hear or see them.

They are not safe, they are not legal and they are not ok.