|

Safely celebrate the 4th; no fireworks in El Dorado County

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire would like to remind everyone that “El Dorado County local ordinance No. 8.08.050 forbids the use and possession of fireworks, including  ‘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. 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,” Keenan continued. “I urge you to please 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. 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  displays  for everyone to enjoy.”

Keenan is encouraging everyone in El Dorado County to celebrate Independence Day by attending one of the following local events:

• Saturday June 30: Cameron Park Lake in Cameron Park from 2 to 10 p.m. Fun and games for the entire family. Fireworks spectacular in the evening.

• Tuesday July 3: El Dorado Hills Town Center in El Dorado Hills from 6 to 11:30 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 Keenan, “and it is the safest way to enjoy a fireworks display.”

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=22697

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Jun 27 2012.
Last Login:
Filed under Featured Stories, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed



Recently Commented

  • Merrilee Posner: John Hidah. A man who is not careless with the truth. He is willing to face hard realities and...
  • Oak Ridge Parent: I couldn’t agree more. Throw in the over-crowded Oak Ridge campus (2600 students on a campus...
  • Frank Scherer: I love this. What beautiful artwork!
  • Danyelle Knight Woodley: Thank you, Julie, for the wonderfully written article and for helping get the word out about...
  • susan parker: As an active community member, whom has worked with Brent during his entire 4 years with the CSD, I...