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10 cities allow safe and sane fireworks, but know the hours and what’s allowed

Several Orange County communities allow the sale and use of approved “safe and sane fireworks” for the Fourth of July, though they also emphasize fireworks obtained elsewhere without the official state seal are illegal and in many cases lightening them off comes with a hefty fine.

Curtis Fernandes organizes products in a TNT fireworks stand run by Buena Park High School FFA in Buena Park, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
(Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

4th of July buying fireworks in Orange County
4th of July buying fireworks in Orange County

Gerardo Alvarez, center, and his sons, Jordan Alvarez, left and Jonathan Alvarez, leave a TNT fireworks stand run by Mission of a Faith in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
(Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

4th of July buying fireworks in Orange County
4th of July fireworks stand in Orange County

Gerardo Alvarez holds on to Bailey as he buys fireworks with his sons, Jordan Alvarez and Jonathan Alvarez, at a TNT fireworks stand run by Mission of a Faith in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
(Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

4th of July buying fireworks with my dog and my mask on in Orange County
4th of July buying fireworks with my dog and my mask on in Orange County

Gerardo Alvarez holds on to Bailey as he buys fireworks with his sons, Jordan Alvarez and Jonathan Alvarez, at a TNT fireworks stand run by Mission of a Faith in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
(Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Customer with a box load of fireworks for 4th of July in Orange County
Customer with a box load of fireworks for 4th of July in Orange County

Ray Gorom, of Fullerton, buys fireworks at a TNT stand run by Mission of a Faith in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Signs let users know the color, height and noise of products at a TNT fireworks stand run by Mission of a Faith in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
David Guzman, left, helps Ray Gorom pick out fireworks at a TNT fireworks stand run by Mission of a Faith in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Andrew Mooney, left and agriculture teacher Scot Worrell, help break stock a TNT fireworks stand run by Buena Park High School FFA in Buena Park, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Andrew Mooney helps break down boxes as volunteers stock a TNT fireworks stand run by Buena Park High School FFA in Buena Park, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Gerardo Alvarez, right, holds on to Bailey as he buys fireworks with his sons, Jordan Alvarez, left,and Jonathan Alvarez, at a TNT fireworks stand run by Mission of a Faith in Anaheim, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

These 10 cities also limit the times when the legal fireworks may be used.

The rest of Orange County continues to ban the use of fireworks, whether the safe and sane variety or not.

Costa Mesa: Fireworks will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from June 30 to July 3 and 9 a..m. to 9 p.m. on July 4. Fireworks may be discharged from 4 to 10 p.m. on July 2-4.

Huntington Beach: Safe and sane firework sales at city-approved booths will be from noon to 10 p.m. on July 1-3 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on July 4. Fireworks may be used in the city only on July 4 – from noon to 10 p.m. No fireworks at the beach or in public places.

Source: Orange County Register

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