The Lakeside Fire Protection District would like to remind everyone that all consumer fireworks are illegal in San Diego County.
In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,800 reported fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside and other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage. Our extremely dry conditions mean that even one small spark can start a brush fire, destroying homes, and, most importantly, lives.
To see a list of where to go in San Diego to watch commercial fireworks, click here.
Remember to have a fun and safe Fourth of July!