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Fireworks Illegal in the City of Corona, Fines 500+

Post Date:06/20/2018 2:35 p.m.

Police & Fire

For Immediate Release
June 20, 2018 

 FIREWORKS ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF CORONA, FINES 500+ 

CORONA, CA– The City of Corona would like to remind everyone that it is illegal to possess, discharge or sell fireworks. Residents should adhere to the “no fireworks” law throughout the City of Corona (Corona Municipal Code 9.33.010-9.33.030).

No Fireworks

Every year, people are seriously injured, property is damaged, and the risk of fires increases due to the illegal use of fireworks. Our extremely dry conditions, due to the drought, create a greater potential for fires caused by fireworks, especially in or near the wildland urban interface of the Cleveland National Forest and Santa Ana Riverbed areas. Public Safety spends an extraordinary amount of time and resources responding to firework related incidents that can negatively affect the response times for other serious emergencies.

Citations for violations of the City Ordinance banning fireworks will be issued to those possessing “Safe and Sane” fireworks; the fine is $500. The fine for possession of other types of fireworks (those not certified “Safe & Sane”) is $1000.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4 at 5 p.m. at Santana Park. Enjoy live music, food vendors, and fireworks at sundown.

For general questions about fireworks, please call the Corona Fire Department at 951-736-2220. To report fireworks violations that you witness please, call the Corona Police Department at 951-736-2330-Option 3 if you see them being set off.

The City of Corona wishes to thank everyone for recognizing the seriousness of the “no fireworks” law and reminds everyone to be safe.

About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding The City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.

 

Media Contact
Cindi Schmitz                                        Lieutenant Paul Mercado
Fire Marshal                                          Public Information Officer
951-736-2464                                      951-736-2345
Cindi.Schmitz@CoronaCA.gov            Paul.Mercado@CoronaCA.gov  

 

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