DUARTE TO ENFORCE FIREWORKS RESTRICTIONS INCLUDING FINES UP TO $1,000
DUARTE, CA,May 30, 2017– The City of Duarte will be enforcing restrictions on fireworks usage for the Fourth of July, 2017 holiday. Fireworks may only be e discharged on the day of July 4th between the hours of noon and 11 p.m. They are not allowed to be discharged on the days leading up to the holiday.
The only type of fireworks allowed in Duarte are the “Safe & Sane” type and those that have been purchased in California. These types of fireworks are legally sold in Duarte at five different locations starting June 30th. Remember, discharging fireworks north of Royal Oaks Drive is prohibited at any time, with the exception of Royal Oaks Park.
Duarte Public Safety and the LASD will have extra patrols out on the holiday to ensure that restrictions are enforced. Violators of the City's fireworks restrictions maybe be prosecuted and receive up to a $1000 fine and/or six months in jail. The California State Fire Marshall has decreed a zero tolerance against illegal fireworks due to drought conditions. For additional information or if you see someone discharging fireworks, contact Duarte Public Safety by calling (626) 357-7938.