Fireworks illegal in the city of Menifee

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MENIFEE – Menifee would like to remind everyone that it is illegal to possess, discharge or sell fireworks in Riverside County, which includes the city of Menifee.

Every year, people are seriously injured, property is damaged and the risk of fires increases due to the illegal use of fireworks. The county’s extremely dry conditions create a greater potential for fires caused by fireworks. Public safety officers spend an extraordinary amount of time and resources responding to firework related incidents that can negatively affect the response times for other serious emergencies, according to the city.

“Public safety is, and will always be, the top priority for the city of Menifee. We strive to meet our residents’ public safety expectations, and we ask that residents please celebrate responsibly and leave the fireworks to the professionals,” Mayor Bill Zimmerman said.

In addition to the threat of fire and bodily injury, fireworks can also trigger episodes of post-traumatic stress disorder in some veterans and cause extreme distress for pets. Menifee residents are urged to extend courtesy to one another by adhering to the municipal and county codes and refraining from illegal firework use.

With Menifee being a patriotic city and in light of the cancellation of many activities and events due to COVID-19, the Menifee City Council approved the Independence Day fireworks display Saturday, June 27, at 9 p.m. and encouraged residents to enjoy the display in a safe and responsible way.

More details of the display will be forthcoming including parking maps for residents for optimal viewing.

Submitted by city of Menifee.