Personal Fireworks ARE Illegal


in Big Bear Valley San MOUNTAINS

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Big Bear Lake, CA, June 26, 2020___ Fireworks can be beautiful, but they can be unpredictable and deadly. Numerous fires have resulted from the use of personal fireworks, not to mention causing severe injuries to the users.

Personal fireworks are illegal throughout Big Bear Valley, including “safe and sane” fireworks. In addition, all fireworks that explode, shoot into the air or move along the ground are termed dangerous and are illegal anywhere in California.   

Big Bear Fire Department Assistant Chief-Fire Marshal Mike Maltby stated, “The only fireworks allowed in Big Bear Valley are the professional JULY 4th Fireworks Spectacular display over Big Bear Lake. 

NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS are allowed. Fire officials will be issuing citations with fines up to $1,000 for fireworks violations.”  

The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake again is organizing the annual event for locals and visitors with world-class fireworks on the evening of July 4th, visible from many vantage points. There will be no barbeque this year. Enjoy the live Independence Day celebration of lights in the evening sky over beautiful Big Bear Lake.     

Big Bear Fire Department encourages the community to be safe and sane this holiday.  If anyone is seen using personal fireworks, immediately please call 909-866-7566 or text 909-731-4887.  

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