The possession of fireworks, including “safe and sane” types, is illegal in unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. Violators may face charges and be held liable for damages caused by unsafe fireworks use. Certain cities permit “safe and sane” fireworks. Residents can call their local fire station for specific information. For fireworks safety information, visit

Fire and law enforcement agencies are increasing efforts to enforce fireworks laws to protect public safety. Fines of up to $1,250 and possible arrest are applicable for smuggling illegal fireworks. Reporting illegal fireworks anonymously is encouraged, as they can cause fires, injuries, fatalities, trauma to war veterans, and distress to pets. Attending community celebrations and organized fireworks displays is recommended over personal use. To report illegal fireworks, visit

Additional County Update News – June 23, 2023

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