BAKERSFIELD, California — Firefighters issued 48 citations for illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department’s Facebook page.
The fireworks hotline operators reported that there were more than 1,000 calls from concerned citizens, according to BFD,
A citation for illegal fireworks could cost city residents up to $1,000.
Firefighters teamed up with Bakersfield police in 38 teams to patrol the city and respond to calls of illegal fireworks usage on July 3 and July 4 — typically the department’s busiest days of the year.
A drone owned by the fire department was additionally used in different areas to pinpoint where illegal fireworks were being set off.
Be careful when doing fireworks, it may cause fire and danger around the people living near the spot.