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The County of Los Angeles Fire Code, Title 32, Section 5601.3 states that it is illegal to store, manufacture, sell, use, or handle ALL FORMS of fireworks without a valid permit in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department encourages families to attend a public fireworks show conducted by State-licensed pyrotechnicians.

For professional fireworks shows in your area, please call 1 (888) 654-FIRE or 1 (888) 654-3473.  You may also click on the link below for a list of shows near you.

Fire Danger Increases at the Angeles National Forest
Please Recreate Responsibly

ARCADIA, Calif, June 28, 2023—Effective immediately, fire danger levels have increased to HIGH at the Angeles National Forest prior to the Fourth of July extended holiday weekend. Visitors to the Angeles National Forest, including recreational cabin owners, need to pay close attention to fire safety, including:

  • Fireworks, even sparklers, are never allowed in your national forests.
  • Shooting of guns is only allowed in designated shooting areas, except for hunters during legal hunting seasons. In addition, shooting of tracer, armor piercing, steel core, or Teflon ammunition is not allowed.
  • Spark arrestors are required on off-highway vehicles, chainsaws, and other equipment.
  • In campgrounds, wood and charcoal fires are only allowed in Forest Service-provided campfire rings in campgrounds or Forest Service-provided grills in picnic and day use areas.
  • Make sure your fire is dead out.
  • Never leave your campfire or BBQ grill unattended. Sparks can cause a fire.
  • Outside of developed campgrounds, only gas and pressurized liquid fuel stoves are allowed. Users must have a valid California Campfire Permit.
  • Report campfires if seen outside of designated campgrounds by calling 9-1-1 or by stopping by your nearest Forest Service fire station, visitor center, or information center.
  • Smoking is only allowed in enclosed vehicles, campgrounds, and picnic areas, or areas with no brush or grass within 3-feet in diameter.
  • Do not park on dry grass. The hot undercarriage of your car can start a fire!
  • Welding, grinding, cutting, and the use of explosives is only allowed with a proper permit.
  • Certain areas of the forest may be temporarily closed due to the risk of wildfires.

Angeles National Forest Fire Chief Robert Garcia said, “Despite more rain this year, followed by a fairly green spring in the mountains, forest grasses and brush are beginning to dry out and are becoming more flammable.”

Have a safe Fourth of July! Let the night skies be the only thing sparkling in the Angeles National Forest. Help reduce fires and injuries caused by fireworks by attending a professional fireworks show in an adjacent community.

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