Fireworks will not be tolerated along much of Central Coast this Independence Day Weekend

Jul 2, 2015

Our intense drought has Central Coast fire protection agencies boosting their efforts to crack down on the use of illegal fireworks.

Fire agencies are cracking down on illegal fireworks this Independence Day, including bottle rockets.
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In San Luis Obispo County, CAL FIRE said roughly a dozen officers will be out on patrol this holiday weekend with back-up staff coming in from around the state. 

Fire investigators will also be looking for illegal firework displays in Santa Barbara County.

Fines along the Central Coast run into the thousands of dollars, and should illegal activity result in a fire, the offense can be prosecuted as a felony.