A teen boy faces the loss of his hand after he found a round mortar shell used in fireworks displays on a beach and lit it in a backyard Saturday, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.
The mixture of drones and fireworks have sparked headlines in recent weeks, with some claiming the time has come to regulate the flying crafts and ensure that they don’t interfere with the pyrotechnics.
A man was arrested after allegedly throwing fireworks at police officers who were trying to control a crowd during July 4 festivities in Santa Cruz.
A man in East San Jose lost both his hands Friday night when a firework he was holding exploded prematurely. In Sunnyvale, two men lost their fingers when a firework blew them off.
Firefighters were called to multiple fires throughout Contra Costa County on Friday night as many Fourth of July celebrations were in full swing.
Bay Area transit agencies are advising residents and visitors that they are on Sunday schedules for the Independence Day holiday Friday.
Fog is in the forecast for July 4th, 2014, meaning spectacular fireworks displays will look like fireworks blobs up in the skies over certain parts of the Bay, depending on where they are in the fog belt. The fog usually moves in around 7 or 8:00 p.m., and fireworks shows are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. around the Bay.
Fireworks appear to have sparked a small fire at an Antioch middle school on Wednesday night.
Residents in Oakland say it’s like a war zone when illegal fireworks go off every July 4th. Fed up with the lack of police response, some are seeking federal help.
Two local businesses have taken the initiative for the last five years to save the 4th of July fireworks display in Vallejo by fundraising. They’re goal this year is $15,000