Antioch House Fire, Woman's Shattered Life Highlight Human Toll of Illegal FireworksSaturday night, someone setting off fireworks destroyed a house in Antioch, forcing a woman out onto the street and leaving a community wondering why so little is being done to stop the illegal, nightly pyrotechnics.
Booms, Blasts, Whistles Fill Night Sky In San Jose Despite Crackdown On Illegal FireworksIllegal fireworks shows started even before the sun went down in San Jose this Fourth of July, and lasted well into the night.
600 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Seized in East Bay; 2 Suspects ArrestedAuthorities arrested two East Bay men and seized 600 pounds of illegal fireworks from a van in Newark last week.
July 4: Oakland Skies Light Up With Illegal Fireworks DisplaysIt was the night before the Fourth of July and already the skies above East Oakland were aglow with illegal firework displays.
Grizzly Peak Boulevard In East Bay Hills To Be Closed July 4 Amid High Fire DangerAmid one of the driest years on record, a popular fireworks viewing spot in the East Bay hills will be closed on the 4th of July.
15,000 Pounds of Fireworks, $1 Million in Cash Seized in San Mateo County BustSan Mateo County Sheriff's investigators have broken up a major illegal fireworks distribution ring, serving a number of search warrants this week and seizing some 15,000 pounds of fireworks.
165 Pounds Of Fireworks Seized, Man Arrested In Oakland CrackdownAn Oakland man has been arrested and 165 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized following a crackdown by Oakland Police ahead of the July 4 holiday.
Menlo Park Approves $1,000 Fines, Jail Time In Illegal Fireworks CrackdownMenlo Park's City Council cracked down on illegal fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July, approving new laws on Tuesday night.
Amid Extreme Drought, Contra Costa County Steps Up Battle Against Illegal FireworksWith a dry summer looming, authorities in Contra Costa County said the crackdown on illegal fireworks is about to ramp up.
San Jose Officials Redouble Efforts to Reduce Illegal FireworksSan Jose is stepping up efforts to prevent illegal fireworks from sparking any more fires in the midst of extreme drought conditions.
San Mateo County Raises Illegal Fireworks Fines To $1,000 Per Offense As Fire Season BeginsThe San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is cracking down on illegal fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July and the 2021 fire season.
Discovery Bay Resident To Pay $26,000 Fine For Illegal Fireworks On 4th of JulyA Discovery Bay resident will have to pay a hefty fine for putting on an illegal fireworks show last July 4th using professional-grade fireworks on a barge tied to a dock at his home, fire officials announced Thursday.
San Jose: Lawmakers Review Enforcement, Citations For Illegal FireworksIllegal firework usage nearly tripled this year in San Jose compared to last year and the city needs a new way to enforce and control it.
Bay Area Fire Departments Overwhelmed After Illegal Fireworks Spark Dozens of BlazesBay Area fire officials warned that illegal fireworks were creating an extreme fire danger leading into the Fourth of July holiday and, sadly, those predictions came true.
Illegal Fireworks Create Nightmare 4th Of July For Bay Area FirefightersAs dawn rose Sunday, firefighters across the San Francisco Bay Area were able to finally breath of sigh of relief as the night of 100 or more fire calls came to an end, dozens and dozens of the blazes triggered by the use of illegal fireworks.