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Jul 1, 2022 | Featured News | 0 comments

Corcoran PD to crack down on illegal fireworks

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Written by Tina Botill


The Corcoran Police Department will be enforcing laws regarding time, place and type of fireworks being set off this 4th of July holiday.
The local police department says that the discharging of legal fireworks can only be done from Friday, July 1 at 9 a.m. through midnight of Monday, July 4th.
The CPD says that it wants residents to know the law regarding fireworks.
The law states that: It shall be unlawful for any person to fire, set off, discharge, explode or use or to cause or to permit to be fired, set off, discharged, exploded or used, any fireworks within the incorporated area of the city or any other area over which the city has jurisdiction, except from nine o’clock (9:00) A.M. on July 1 and ending at twelve o’clock (12:00) midnight on July 4 of any year, unless July 4 falls on a Sunday, in which case the period ends at twelve o’clock (12:00) midnight on July 5. (Ord. 597,8-6-2007).
California’s illegal fireworks list includes:
–Bottle rockets.
–Roman candles.
–Aerial shells.
–Other fireworks that explode, go into the air, or move on the ground in an uncontrollable manner.
According to the local police, anyone caught possessing or lighting illegal fireworks can face a fine of $500-$1,000 and serve up to one year in jail.
And, possession of large quantities of dangerous fireworks can be charged as a California felony. Punishment for a felony fireworks violation can include up to three (3) years in the California state prison, and fines as high as $50,000.
Knowing when to call the police department can help officers catch those using illegal fireworks and keep residents safe. Anyone wishing to report someone who is in possession of illegal fireworks, wants to file a noise complaint or who has fireworks to dispose of can call the police department at 992-5151.
Residents should call 9-1-1 when they see a fire that has been started by fireworks or they wish to report someone who is making homemade fireworks or if someone has been injured by fireworks.
Only fireworks marked safe and sane can be sold legally in Corcoran and they are located at booths throughout the city. However, even with a safe and sane label and in a safe location parents should never leave children unattended.

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