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Firefighters Have Safety Concerns As Fourth Of July Approaches

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Firefighters Urge Caution Amid Red Flag Warning

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Area fire districts are concerned about the above 100 degree temperatures that are forecast just as fireworks sales begin.

They the recent rains soaked the ground but didn’t do much to the already dry vegetation in the area.

They are urging people to be extra careful when using legal fireworks this year, keeping them well away from dry grass or vegetation.

Another concern is the Friday and Saturday following Independence day, which falls on Thursday.  Those are usually party nights or family barbecue nights when many will be temped to use fireworks, legal or illegal.

Oddly, different communities have different firework sales rules.  Sacramento stops sales at midnight on the Fourth of July.  In the county sales are actually allowed until noon on the 5th of July, although most groups won’t sell on that day.  In Yuba City, sales can continue into July 6.

Still, fire officials are warning that many jurisdictions don’t allow firework use after the Fourth of July and violators will be cited or taken to jail.

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2 comments

  • Educator2014

    They are alWays worried and want a world with no fires.
    There are always fires on 4th of July. Deal with it so people can have fun celebrating.

  • Dave

    Deal with it, so people can have fun celebrating? I’ll tell you what genius. When it’s 110 degrees outside, I want you to put on a fire fighters PPE and go run laps in the heat and feel what they have to go through fighting a fire due to your stupidity. Better yet, if you wake up on the 4th and feel like you can’t make it through the day without setting a house or field on fire, just stay in bed. We’ll all be able to celebrate the 4th a little easier knowing you’re not setting our neighborhood on fire!