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.