Local Fireworks Shows Will Enliven Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July about to arrive, Glendale officials are reminding residents that personal fireworks remain illegal and that there are three opportunities to view professional pyrotechnic shows in the area.

Local fire officials urge residents not to launch their own fireworks this weekend, even the “safe and sane” varieties. Besides posing a personal safety hazard, explosive devices also are a fire risk, especially in the heavily wooded foothills of Glendale. Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. Even handheld sparklers, which many consider safe, can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and cause serious burns and fires.

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Reminder: Fireworks Are Illegal in Glendale

Ahead of the Fourth of July, city officials have reminded Glendale residents that it is illegal to discharge fireworks in city limits.
In an announcement, the city re-upped its “zero tolerance” policy for all personal fireworks, including the “safe and sane” varieties. Citing the personal danger that arises from fireworks use, and also their propensity to start home and wildfires, the Glendale Police Department may arrest those in violation of the municipal code; a conviction could result in up to a six-month jail sentence and/or fines of up to $1,000.
“Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products,” the city wrote in its announcement. “Even hand-held sparklers, which many consider safe, are dangerous and can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, causing serious burns and fires.”
City officials have kept consistent messaging on this issue. The Glendale Fire Department in particular has been utilizing social media to also promote ways of mitigating the risk of brush fires during the summer months, in addition to warning against the use of fireworks.
Residents are encouraged to report fireworks use to the Glendale Police Department by calling (818) 548-4911.

City to Parade, Party on July 4

One of San Marino’s key annual events is back and ready to bring the community together again to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day.
San Marino’s Fourth of July Celebration, complete with parade and fireworks display, will begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday, with Lacy Park opening at its Virginia Road entrance to allow attendees to lay claim to their spots for the day. People may use blankets or chairs to designate their areas, but may not stick anything into the ground or use plastic sheeting as a substitute. Continue reading “City to Parade, Party on July 4”