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800 pounds of fireworks seized in Sacramento over Fourth of July holiday

Four people now face felony charges over illegal fireworks.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Police Department responded to more than 150 firework related calls over the Fourth of July holiday, resulting in the collection of more than 800 pounds of illegal fireworks.

Now, at least four people face felony charges and nine have to deal with citations. According to a tweet from the Sacramento Police Department, more than 800 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized between July 1 and July 5, 2019, by the Sacramento Fireworks Mitigation Task Force. 

The number of seized fireworks in 2019 is way lower than in 2018, when more than 2,000 pounds of illegal fireworks were confiscated.

The Fireworks Mitigation Task Force was made up of 14 Sacramento Police Department Officers/Supervisors and three Sacramento City Fire Investigators/Supervisors on the team.  

Illegal fireworks are those without the State Fire Marshall stamp imprinted upon them. To report the use of illegal fireworks in the City of Sacramento, sending an email is best. Send the email to fireworks@pd.cityofsacramento.org.


Illegal fireworks keep Sacramento police busy on 4th of July