Illegal Fireworks Spark Wildfire Concerns – NBC Bay Area


Bay Area has been experiencing severe drought in the region, but that has not stopped some people from launching illegal fireworks.

Over the weekend, in just one night, firefighters battled four wildfires caused by illegal fireworks in Contra Costa County.

The fire department decided to work while waiting for two artisans.

Fire Marshall’s decision helped them respond to the aforementioned fire – which started near James Dolon Street – and other domestic fires.

There have been fewer calls so far, and ConFire has confirmed that the cold weather and law enforcement are alert to anticipate enforcement.

But some residents are still struggling.

“There were 10 fires in my city last year,” said Joan Whitfield, a resident of Sonoma County. “Small town. It can only happen in a second, it’s just scary.”

Fireworks are illegal in many Bay Area communities and the penalties are severe.

Penalties can be up to $ 5,000 and in some communities you may be held liable even if you do not light a fire as a property owner.

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