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Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
Friday June 30th, 2017 :: 09:00 a.m. PDT


ALL fireworks in Mariposa County are ILLEGAL

As we near the 4th of July we wanted to remind everyone that ALL fireworks in Mariposa County are illegal. Even "Safe and Sane" fireworks are not allowed at anytime in Mariposa County. 

According to CAL FIRE: 
CAL FIRE Peace Officers will be out in full force. Anyone caught with fireworks will be cited and fireworks confiscated. Violation of fireworks laws are subject to a maximum $1,000 fine and up to one year in a county jail. However, if large quantities of dangerous fireworks are found, prosecutors could charge the violator with a felony, punishable by up to three years in the California State Prison and fines up to $50,000.

In addition to Peace Officers, CAL FIRE Volunteers in Prevention (VIP’s), Amateur Radio Operators (HAMs) will be patrolling. The extra staffing provides CAL FIRE with additional "eyes & ears" for heightened awareness for the public. Each patrol is made up of VIP’s in radio equipped mobile units assigned to designated routes in the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU). They will report fires in their early stages, identify and report situations that may cause fires and will be highly visible to serve as a deterrent to arsonists.

The rainfall we received this year supplied an abundance of grass which has dried out quickly. This dry grass can spread fire rapidly. The tree mortality in the area compounds the risk of having a disastrous fire. Everybody needs to be responsible and aware of actions that will cause fires.

If you see or hear fireworks near your home, please call 911 or 209-966-3615. 

Firework Shows Near Mariposa County:
Lake McClure- July 1st 9pm
Lake Don Pedro- July 2nd 9:30pm
Bass Lake- July 4th 9pm


Mariposa County Sheriff's Office
5099 Old Hwy N
Mariposa, CA 95338

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

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