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Manhattan Beach Police Department
Thursday June 28th, 2018 :: 03:39 p.m. PDT


4th of July Safety Reminder from MBPD - Fireworks are Illegal in Manhattan Beach

The 4thof July holiday is just around the corner and the Manhattan Beach Police Department reminds residents and visitors that ALL fireworks, including those branded “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in Manhattan Beach. 

Even sparklers are illegal - sparklers can reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, burn people seriously, and cause fires.  To put that in perspective, water boils at 212 degrees, wood burns at 575 degrees, and glass melts at 900 degrees.

Violations for illegal fireworks carry fines of up to $1,000.

Please report fireworks in Manhattan Beach by calling police dispatch at (310) 545-4566.

Can’t imagine the 4th without Fireworks?  There are numerous professional fireworks show locally.  Check your local listings.  Also, Manhattan Beach is hosting a 4th of July Pool Party at Begg Pool; more information at
Pet Safety
More pets are lost on 4th of July than any other day of the year.  Be a responsible Pet Parent this 4th of July and make sure you provide a safe environment for your four-legged best friends.

  • Keep your pets indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area. Pets often seek out a small den-like place, such as a crate, if they are fearful or stressed. It is recommended to create that safe place and familiarize your pet with it before needed, to reduce stress during the fireworks.  Consider leaving a television or radio playing at normal volume to keep them company.
  • Never leave pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard. In their fear, pets who normally wouldn't leave the yard may escape, become lost, or become entangled.
  • Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags so that if they do become lost, they can be returned promptly. If you lose a pet, or if you find a lost pet, call Manhattan Beach Animal Control dispatch at (310) 802-5159.

The Manhattan Beach Police Department wishes you and yours a Safe and Happy 4th of July celebration!

Manhattan Beach Police Department
420 15th St
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-545-4566

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