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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
Thursday July 2nd, 2015 :: 11:21 a.m. PDT
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FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN MARIPOSA COUNTY

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office asks that you partner with local Law Enforcement and Fire to help protect our community during this holiday weekend.

As a reminder

FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN MARIPOSA COUNTY

Violation of fireworks laws are subject to a maximum of $1,000 fine and up to one year in county jail. However, if you possess large quantities of dangerous fireworks, prosecutors could charge you with a felony, punishable by up to three years in California state prison and fines up to $50,000.

“FIREWORKS” INCLUDE but are not limited to:

Safe and Sane Fireworks                Sparklers                         Rockets

Black Cartridges                              Snakes                            Firecrackers

Roman Candles                              Fountains                         Fire Balloons

Torpedo Canes                               Squibs                             Torpedoes

Or ANY OTHER COMBUSTIBLE DEVICE, EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCE OR ANY KIND OF FIREWORKS,

by whatsoever name known

Within Mariposa County and anywhere within the Sierra and

Stanislaus National Forests

 

USDA Forest Service, CFR261.52(F)

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection- CAL FIRE- Madera –Mariposa-Merced Unit

Mariposa County Ordinance Sections 8.20.10

ZERO TOLERANCE

Instructions:

If you have any information regarding illegal fireworks in Mariposa County please contact our office at 209-966-3615.

Address/Location
Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
5099 Old Highway North
Mariposa, CA 95338

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-966-3615

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Alert Details

Severity:
Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Law enforcement, military, homeland and local/private security
Event:
Police Activity

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