In Oroville, non-profits stand to gain from firework sales

Jul 3, 2014 6:22 PM by Brian Johnson

Like last year, there's a strict ban on fireworks in Butte County, including all cities with the exception of Gridley and Oroville.

Cal Fire said their fire prevention team, along with local law enforcement, will be strictly enforcing these rules for tomorrow's holiday and over the weekend.

They want you to know that whether it's accidental or intentional, causing a fire from fireworks could land you a felony charge.

But Cal Fire Battalion Chief Shannon Garrett said fireworks in cities where it's permitted, like Oroville, is a double-edged sword.

"We know there's a fire danger associated with fireworks, but no one wants to cut the funding to the Boys and Girls Club, nor do they want to cut the funding to the other organizations that rely on that income," Garrett said.

The Boys and Girls Club of North Valley said half of all sales go back to their programs and services.

Oroville's Fraternal Order of Eagles said Fourth of July fireworks sales are one of their biggest fundraisers.


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