Fireworks prohibited in Paso Robles due to fire danger
– The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services is urging Paso Robles residents to observe a safe, legal and fire-free Fourth of July holiday. Fireworks are prohibited in the city due to the drought conditions, high temperatures, predicted low humidity and the threat of fire.
Residents are advised that fireworks are illegal in Paso Robles and officials warn that anyone caught lighting or possessing even “safe and sane” fireworks in the city will be cited and fined. Misdemeanor violations are punishable by a fine.
In addition, anyone found responsible for setting a fire using any type of fireworks will be responsible to pay for property damage, suppression costs and may be charged with a felony. This liability also applies to parents of juveniles found responsible for causing a fire.
The opportunity to observe fireworks displays in a safe manner will be available at some of the surrounding communities including Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande.
The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services stated that they, “wish the community a memorable Fourth of July and requests a common sense, safe celebration.”
They further encourage anyone possessing fireworks to turn them in to their local fire department, without fear of penalty or prosecution, so that they may be safely disposed of.
For additional information or assistance, call (805) 227-7560.