40 citations totaling $50,000 Issued
San Bernardino County Fire
Bernardino County Multi-agency Task Force led by San Bernardino County Fire
Department’s Fire Investigations Unit seized 7,500 pounds of dangerous and
during operations conducted on Saturday June 3rd and Sunday 4th; Fire Investigators
issued 40 citations totaling $50,000 in fines for possession of illegal
With San Bernardino County facing a dangerous
wildland fire season, the San Bernardino
County Fire Department (SBCoFD) is partnering with law enforcement agencies
to increase its vigilance in enforcing state and county firework laws in order
to protect public health and safety. Fire officials will be issuing citations
for the illegal use, possession, or storage of fireworks with fines up to
$1,250 for the first offense with the possibility of arrest. Property owners may be cited if they
allow fireworks to be possessed, stored, or used on their property.
All fireworks that explode, shoot into the air
or move along the ground are termed dangerous and are illegal anywhere in
Safe and Sane fireworks bear the
State Fire Marshal seal on the packaging and are only allowed in the following
cities: Adelanto, Barstow, Chino, Colton, and Rialto, as well as specific
locations in Fontana, Grand Terrace, and San Bernardino.
Please call the fire department in these cities
for more information. All fireworks are
illegal elsewhere in the San Bernardino County.
Photos of the confiscated fireworks can be found
Bernardino County Fire Department encourages residents to leave fireworks to the
professionals and enjoy a local show in your community. A schedule of public
firework shows in San Bernardino County can be found at sbcfire.org.
San Bernardino County
encourages residents to report illegal fireworks to local authorities or to WeTip at
1-800-47-ARSON or WeTip.com.