CAL Fire Press Release

RELEASE DATE: June 29, 2015

Fireworks Are Illegal

Willits – CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Chief Christopher P. Rowney warns that fireworks pose a major danger to California’s safety. Many serious injuries occur nationwide due to the careless handling of fireworks. In Mendocino County all types of fireworks are illegal and their use is punishable by law. Anyone possessing, transporting or using fireworks in Mendocino County is in violation of the law.

Fireworks are inherently dangerous and can quickly change a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday into a sad and costly one. Children are at the greatest risk of injury. Parents or guardians are responsible for any willful acts of minors which results in injury or death to another person or damage to another person’s property. This would include the reimbursement costs for fire suppression caused by illegal actions and negligence.

Chief Rowney encourages Mendocino County residents and tourists to enjoy the Fourth of July by watching professional fireworks displays available in a few communities within the county.

Have a safe Fourth of July and help prevent unwanted fires. One Less Spark, means One Less Wildfire.


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Fireworks Are Illegal