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Fireworks Ban in Monterey County

Monterey County Regional Fire District wants to Remind the Public of Fireworks Ban

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Nothing kicks off the summer season like the 4th of July holiday. It is an enjoyable time that includes all the things we love, such as warmer weather, great food and grand pyrotechnic displays.

MCRFD would like to remind residents that the possession, storage, sale, and use of all fireworks is illegal within MCRFD’s boundaries., along with all of the county areas of Monterey County.  It is also illegal to purchase "Safe and Sane" fireworks from neighboring cities such as Salinas, Seaside, Gonzales, and Marina and then bring them into MCRFD’s boundaries.

An extreme fire hazard condition related to dried grasses and vegetation has been highlighted by significant fire activity in neighboring counties over the last several years. Most of MCRFD is located within the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area and the use of fireworks in these areas poses a significant threat to our communities. We are fortunate to reside in such a beautiful area surrounded by open spaces and wild lands, so please help us keep our citizens safe by not using fireworks within MCRFD or other jurisdictions where they are prohibited.

The 4th of July is a wonderful American tradition; remember to celebrate safely and legally.