The Kenwood Press
News: 07/01/2019

County reminds residents of fireworks ban



As Independence Day approaches, the County of Sonoma Fire Prevention division reminds residents and visitors that all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Sonoma County. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and nearly 17,000 other fires. Additionally, in 2017, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 12,900 people for fireworks-related injuries.