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Community Reminder - Fireworks Prohibited in Glendora

Post Date:06/24/2014 4:15 PM

The Glendora Police Department would like to remind residents of the ban on fireworks.  

With the hot days of summer upon us, the City of Glendora is looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July. The Glendora Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the public of the ban on all types of fireworks in Glendora, including so called “safe and sane” fireworks. There is good reason for this ban, as fireworks are the primary cause of thousands of fires and injuries throughout the United States each 4th of July. The good news is that these fires and injuries are preventable, if people comply with local laws prohibiting the use of fireworks.

The City of Glendora adopted a local municipal code section 9.62.010 prohibiting fireworks in Glendora. The fine for violations is up to $1,000.

9.62.010 Fireworks prohibited

(a) Subject to the exception set forth in subsection (b) of this section, it is unlawful for any person, firm, entity, partnership or corporation to sell, use or discharge any fireworks within the city, including, but not limited to, “safe and sane” fireworks as that term is defined in Part 2 of Division 11 of the California Health and Safety Code. Any person, firm, entity, partnership or corporation, whether as principal, agent, employee or otherwise, violating or causing the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and any conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

The Glendora Police Department will be on the lookout for any fireworks being used in Glendora throughout the 4th of July holiday period. Anyone caught in possession of fireworks will have the fireworks confiscated and will be issued a citation. The penalty for violation is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of $1,000 or by imprisonment in the county jail for six months.

In addition, Glendora Mountain Road will be closed at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 3rd and will remain closed the entire weekend. GMR will reopen the morning of Monday, July 7th at approximately 10:00 a.m. all in the effort to reduce the chance of foothill fires. To report the use of fireworks in your area, call the Glendora Police Department at 626-914-8250. Please have the violator's full address for the police department when making your call.

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