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Commerical fireworks are illegal in city of Victorville

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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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Woman airlifted from crash on Sheep Creek and El Mirage Roads Saturday night

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Traffic Accident on El Mirage and Sheep Creek Road
(Photo by Jessica Christopherson)

ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Several people were injured in a T-bone crash at the intersection of Sheep Creek near El Mirage Roads Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the traffic accident was reported at about 9:30 PM on August 8th and involved a silver Chevy Tahoe and a silver Ford F-150.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded and located the Tahoe with major damage to the passenger side and used extrication tools to remove a young child. A female adult sitting in the front passenger was critically injured and a helicopter was requested to airlift her to a trauma center.

A CHP helicopter H-80 landed in the roadway and subsequently flew the injured woman to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Jessica Christopherson was on her way home from work when she drove up to the accident and heard children inside the SUV screaming and pulled over to call 911. Jessica said the little girl’s leg was pinned but when firefighters removed her from the vehicle she only had some scrapes.

According to Jessica, the dad in the Tahoe was okay and another little girl was shaken up and all three were taken by ground ambulance to LLUMC. The driver of the pickup truck sustained a gash to the back of his head.

Jessica told VVNG she’s almost been involved in several accidents on El Mirage Road due to people speeding and would like to see at least a 3-way stop sign instead of just one.

The California Highway Patrol Victorville Station is handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police said no foul play was suspected after a man was found dead at the High Desert Inn.

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, at approximately 1:02 a.m., deputies responded to High Desert Inn, located at 14320 Main Street, in reference to a medical aid call.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said A 59-year-old male was found unresponsive at the incident location. “Deputies did not discover any signs of foul play,” stated Reynolds.

The spokeswoman said the investigation is being handled by the Coroner’s Division and had no other information available for release.

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At least 3 killed, 3 airlifted in 15 freeway crash near Baker

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BAKER, Calif. (VVNG.com) – At least three people have been confirmed killed, and three others were airlifted from a crash that shut down a stretch of 15 freeway Saturday evening.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on the northbound I-15 near Baker after an SUV crashed into the back of a semi truck and caught fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located the vehicle fully involved in fire with an unknown amount occupants still trapped inside.

Scanner traffic indicated that the fire quickly spread from the SUV to the semi truck, which was described as a 53-foot general cargo truck loaded with clothing.

Scanner traffic also indicated that three helicopters landed on the freeway to transport a 15-year-old, a child, and the child’s mother to Las Vegas University Medical Center.

In all, 1 person sustained critical injuries, 3 others sustained moderate injuries, and at least 3 people were pronounced deceased onscene with a possible fourth person still in the wreckage, scanner traffic reported.

Firefighters had a knock-down of the fire at about 9:45 p.m.

The identification of the deceased is not expected to be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Officers from the CHP Barstow Station are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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