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.
July 4: San Francisco Firefighters Battle More Than 100 Blazes Triggered By FireworksThe city's annual Fourth of July fireworks show on the Embarcadero may have been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic but that didn't stop residents from lighting up the skies with illegal fireworks.
Contra Costa County Braces for 4th of July Fireworks-Set Flare-UpsAfter a very busy Friday night, Contra Costa Fire Protection District is bracing for a hectic Fourth of July.
Oakland Steps Up Holiday Weekend Patrols to Crack Down on Illegal FireworksThe Fourth of July holiday weekend is typically a time for family gatherings and fireworks but, with civic celebrations canceled, there's concern over illegal fireworks and the dangers they pose.
Bay Area Fire Crews On Alert For Illegal Fourth Of July FireworksPolice and fire crews were on alert Friday trying to get illegal fireworks off Bay Area streets as demand for fireworks rose among people looking for alternatives to canceled public fireworks shows.
Alameda Co. Bomb Squad, Police Seize Illegal Fireworks In DublinHundreds of pounds of illegal fireworks were seized in the East Bay, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.
Fireworks Ignite Wildfire Near Oak Knoll Golf Links In Oakland HillsThe greatest fear of Oakland firefighters over illegal fireworks became a reality early Sunday as a blaze erupted in the woods near the Oak Knoll Golf Links.
South Bay Communities Fear Even Steep Fines Won't Stop Illegal Fireworks ShowsFrustration has mounted among residents across the Bay Area and beyond who have taken to social media and neighborhood forums about what appears to be an increase of illegal fireworks being set off this year.
Illegal Fireworks Spark 2-Acre Grass Fire in San Francisco Bayview DistrictCrews quickly doused a two-acre grass fire at India Basin Shoreline Park in San Francisco's Bayview District late Thursday afternoon.
East Bay Police Departments Formulate Plan To Crack Down On Illegal FireworksWith the recent significant uptick in the sights and sounds of illegal fireworks across the Bay Area and the country, local police departments say they have received thousands of complaints over the last few months.
Illegal Fireworks Torch Trees Beside 2 San Jose HomesTwo families had much to be thankful for Friday morning as they surveyed the damage from a Thursday-night fire that came breathtakingly close to burning their homes.
Defiant South Bay Fireworks Fans Ignore Law, Fire Risk to Light Up Their FourthAcross San Jose the sky was brightened by illegal fireworks Thursday despite a renewed push from city leaders to crack down on the Fourth of July tradition.
San Leandro Cops Seize Hundreds of Pounds of Illegal FireworksSan Leandro police spokesman Lt. Robert McManus said the fireworks likely would have been sold on the streets or in local parks had police not intercepted them.