San Jose Hearth Division on excessive alert for fireworks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – The Fourth of July remains to be per week away, however some Bay Space residents might already be listening to fireworks. That’s a priority for firefighters throughout the Bay Space, together with San Jose — the place fireworks are unlawful.

It’s about to get actually scorching in San Jose, and firefighters are warning that warmth, combined with fireworks, is a recipe for catastrophe.

The San Jose Hearth Division has been coping with folks placing on unlawful fireworks exhibits nearly each night time.

“In Santa Clara County, and particularly San Jose, all fireworks are unlawful,” stated James Dobson, SJFD deputy fireplace chief. The hearth division clarified that fireworks are solely authorized throughout the Metropolis of Gilroy

Dobson says that by this time final 12 months, the county acquired greater than 800 requests for unlawful fireworks and issued 13 citations. And Dobson says somebody was burned after setting off fireworks.

“Usually now we have accidents on a yearly foundation,” he stated. “Individuals normally get burned or on account of an explosion have some type of trauma.”

And with the warmth on the way in which this week, fireworks additionally imply fireplace hazard.

“As a result of it’s summer time, our gas moisture has decreased and our warmth has elevated. Due to this fact we think about this wildland burn season and outdoors burning is shut down,” Dobson stated. 

The hearth division is encouraging residents to report fireworks HERE. Firefighters have a greater likelihood of going after folks capturing off unlawful fireworks.

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