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NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 23, 2017 – With the 4th of July holiday fast approaching, the Nevada City Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors that all fireworks, including those marked “Safe and Sane,” are illegal in the City of Nevada City.

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The Fire and Police Departments will be out in force the days leading up to and on July 4th to ensure compliance of the Nevada City Ordinance that bans fireworks. Although the Fire Department seeks voluntary compliance to ensure public safety, this duty often requires strict enforcement of all laws through arrest and citations. Anyone cited or arrested for fireworks violations may be faced with a fine of up $500, sentenced to jail for six months, or both. The fines and penalties may increase depending on the fireworks’ classification. Fireworks may be voluntarily disposed of a Station 54 located at 201 Providence Mine Rd., Nevada City.

For those who would like to enjoy fireworks and also ensure the safety of your family, friends, and property, please plan to attend the safe and professionally controlled firework show hosted at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on the evening of July 4th.