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El Dorado County a “No Fireworks Zone”

CAMINO — Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan encourages everyone in El Dorado County to celebrate Independence Day by attending one of the following local events:

• Saturday July 2 — Summer Spectacular at Cameron Park Lake, noon to 10 p.m. Fun and games for the entire family. Fireworks spectacular in the evening

• Saturday July 2 — 4th of July celebration at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, 4 to 10 p.m. Have a blast and enjoy the fireworks show, music, food and fun for all.

• Sunday July 3Independence Day Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center, 4 to 10 p.m. A jubilee of entertainment for the whole family ending with a fireworks program to be remembered.

“These events are a great place to celebrate Independence Day with your friends and family” said Chief Kelly Keenan, “and it is the safest way to enjoy a fireworks display. Don’t forget that El Dorado County local ordinance #8.08.050 forbids the use and possession of “safe and sane” fireworks commonly sold in surrounding areas like Sacramento because of the risk of wildfires.

“Every year Cal Fire responds to wildland fires caused by safe and sane fireworks, putting people’s lives and property in jeopardy,” he continued.

There is “zero tolerance” when it comes to the use or possession of fireworks in El Dorado County by Cal Fire, local fire districts and the local law enforcement agencies.

“Play by the rules and set the best example for your family and neighbors and don’t buy fireworks and bring them into this county,” Keenan said. “If you do and you get caught, not only will your fireworks be confiscated, you may be cited, facing misdemeanor charges that include up to six months in jail or a $500 fine or both.  It isn’t worth the risk, especially when we have a several excellent fireworks display for everyone to enjoy.”

 

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