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News Release: Fourth of July Fire Safety

Contact: Anita Pupping, Fire Marshal, (760) 331-7907 – Voice, (760) 633-2818 – Fax, E-mail: [email protected]

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a professional public display. Fireworks, including safe and sane are dangerous and illegal. In the City of Encinitas, use or possession of fireworks is a misdemeanor and subject to a fine and/or imprisonment.

Sky lanterns also present serious fire and safety hazards. Sky lanterns are airborne paper lanterns with a fuel source that are known to travel significant distances and start fires far from where they were launched.

All fireworks including sparklers and poppers are illegal and DANGEROUS. Enjoy a public professional display of fireworks and have a safe 4th of July.

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