Throughout May and June, CAL FIRE-OSFM law enforcement personnel conducted targeted interdiction operations along the CA border seizing nearly 80,000 pounds of illegal fireworks, conducting 932 traffic stops for various violations, & issuing 215 citations for dangerous fireworks.

CalFire, local fire departments, and law enforcement agencies are partnering together to caution residents of the potential dangers of fireworks and illegal explosives this Fourth of July Holiday and to promote fireworks safety. 

In 2020 nearly 2000 fires were caused by the use of illegal fireworks or the misuse of legal fireworks. Fireworks can turn a celebration into a tragedy. All fireworks are illegal in Martinez. Stay safe out there.