A national tradition of barbecues, parades, and fireworks are a great way to celebrate the summer time, especially on the Fourth of July.
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Fireworks, however, can turn an outstanding celebration into a painful memory when children or adults are injured. Legal consumer fireworks can be purchased relatively close to the Santa Clarita Valley, but all fireworks are hazardous and can cause injury.
“The most important thing for people to remember around the Fourth of July is that it’s an extremely busy time,” said Deputy Josh Dubin, ”For not only the Los Angeles County Fire Department but for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.”
Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station would like to remind residents that all fireworks, including those classified as Safe and Sane, are illegal within the City of Santa Clarita and in county unincorporated areas.
“Based upon the urgency for the call that we receive, our personnel will prioritize our responses as needed,” said Dubin.
Santa Clarita Municipal Code states that: except as otherwise provided, it is unlawful for any person to handle, give away, sell, offer for sale, solicit the sale of, manufacture, possess, purchase, use, ignite, explode, fire, or otherwise discharge any fireworks within the City of Santa Clarita or to aid or abet any of the above with respect to fireworks as defined.
Los Angeles County Fire Code states that it is illegal to store, manufacture, sell, use, or handle all forms of fireworks in any unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.
The penalties for possession or use of fireworks can range from a fine of up to $1000, to confinement in a county jail for up to one year.
As a reminder, many fireworks violations are classified as felonies.
There are some fantastic opportunities to view fireworks in and around the Santa Clarita Valley.
The City Of Santa Clarita’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show will begin at 9:15 p.m. at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. There will also be fireworks over Stevenson Ranch.
Spectators can tune their radios to Santa Clarita’s Hometown Radio Station KHTS AM 1220 to enjoy a live broadcast of the show.
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Source: Santa Clarita News