In anticipation of a high-danger fire season, Supervisor Kathryn Barger 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 Supervisor Barger. “Annually, fireworks cause brush fires, house fires, millions of dollars in damages, injuries, and even death. I encourage residents to report any illegal fireworks to law enforcement.”
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.