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Commerical fireworks are illegal in city of Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – Today, the City of Victorville issued an announcement reminding the public that all fireworks, even those considered safe and sane, are prohibited within the City of Victorville.

City officials are encouraging the community to attend professionally-managed, July Fourth Celebrations like the FREE show sponsored by the City at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds as a safe alternative.

Fireworks are strictly prohibited by the City’s Municipal Code, and violators will be fined up to $1,000 and could receive up to six months in jail. The public is encouraged to report offenders by calling Victorville Police Dispatch at (760) 956-5001 or to dial 911 in the case of an emergency.

“In our dry, desert climate; fireworks are a fire hazard, and each year thousands of people are injured by commercial fireworks across the country*,” said Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia. “We caution everyone to leave the fireworks to the professionals.”

The FREE Fourth of July Fireworks Show sponsored by the City of Victorville is planned for 9 p.m., July 4 at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds located at 14800 7th St. in Victorville. Visitors will be treated to free entertainment, free parking and free admission into the events center. No alcohol, glass, pets or BBQ’s will be permitted.

Again this year, music for the fireworks show will be simulcast on classic hits station, KVFG-FM The Route 103.1.

Gates will open at 3 p.m. Activities coordinated by the San Bernardino County Fair are planned such as bounce houses, water slides, face painting, merchandise and food vendors, and a balloon artist. For more information and a list of activities, visit www.SBCFAIR.com or call (760) 951-2200.

For more information about the Fourth of July Fireworks Show, contact Hook Community Center at (760) 245-5551.

(source: City of Victorville news release)

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