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Posted on: June 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fire Marshal Reminds Residents That Fireworks Prohibited in Napa

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The City of Napa reminds residents that the sale, discharge or possession of fireworks, even the so-called "safe and sane" variety, is illegal in the cities of Napa, American Canyon and Calistoga, the Town of Yountville, and all unincorporated areas of Napa County.

Firecrackers, bottle rockets, Roman candles and other devices that explode, move along the ground, or travel through the air are classified as dangerous fireworks and are banned throughout the State of California. Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 12721 and Napa Municipal Code Chapter 8.04, Fireworks found in the city will be confiscated and persons found using or possessing fireworks may be issued a citation. This warning also applies to fireworks purchased elsewhere and brought into Napa.

In 2011, an estimated 17,800 reported fires were started by fireworks across the nation. These fires resulted in an estimated 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage. In the same year, 9,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. One-quarter (26%) of the victims of fireworks injuries in 2011 were under age 15. Sparklers, which can reach temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees, are responsible for most injuries involving children under the age of 5. Further statistical information can be found at the California State Fire Marshal website.

For your enjoyment, the Club of Napa Sunrise Rotary will be celebrating 4th of July virtually by traveling the City and doing live interviews (social distancing, of course) and showcasing businesses, families and neighborhoods. For more information, please visit

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