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Cal Fire Confiscates Record Number of Illegal Fireworks

Cal Fire Confiscates Record Number of Illegal Fireworks
Posted July 5th, 2013 @ 10:43am by KFBK News

Sacramento set another record. No, not for the heat -- but for how many illegal fireworks Cal Fire had to confiscate this year.

Last year CalFire confiscated about 60 pounds of illegal fireworks. This year?

"Going into the Fourth of July, we had already confiscated over 160,000 pounds," Daniel Berlant with Cal Fire said. "We'll see exactly how much was taken off the streets this week."

A lot of people still may have legal fireworks around, but they may not want to set them off just yet, Berlant said. In most communities, safe and sane fireworks ended yesterday. However, there are several communities that allow you to use them through Friday.

Residents should double check the restrictions in their communities, or hold on to any left over fireworks until next year.

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