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Placer County officials are reminding residents and visitors that fireworks of all sizes and types are illegal in unincorporated areas of the county.
The prohibition applies to both:
· Rural areas not located within the boundaries of any incorporated city or town and
· Unincorporated communities such as Penryn, Newcastle, North Auburn, Granite Bay, Meadow Vista, Foresthill, Tahoe City and Kings Beach.
Anyone caught violating the fireworks ban could be charged with a misdemeanor and face a fine of up to $2,000 per violation. Cal-Fire Public Information Officer Daniel Berlant says the recent rains will not prevent a spark from setting a fire.
Some incorporated cities within Placer County allow Safe and Sane fireworks to be sold and used. Contact city offices to find out whether a particular city permits fireworks. Berlant suggests going to a professional fireworks display.
In unincorporated areas, the only exception to the fireworks ban is when an agency or person requests and receives a permit from the county to host a fireworks display executed by a professional pyrotechnics company. Requests must be submitted at least 30 days before proposed display dates.