No citations in Butte County for illegal fireworks

There were 75 complaints about illegal fireworks that were called into the CAL FIRE Butte Unit on the 4th of July.

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 2:02 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2019 2:19 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - There were 75 complaints about illegal fireworks that were called into the CAL FIRE Butte Unit on the 4th of July.

Public Information Officer Rick Carhart said no one was cited but 20 warnings were issued.

A few days before Independence Day Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said any fire that was started from fireworks would be prosecuted as a felony. He said that would mean up to a $1,000 fine and six months in the Butte County Jail.

Only Oroville and Gridley are allowed to sell safe and sane fireworks in their city limits.

CLICK HERE to see the story on the Butte County D.A.'s felony fireworks warning.

CLICK HERE to see the story about the teens who were cited in Chico on July 3, 2019 for starting a fire started by the use of illegal fireworks.

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