Imperial County — Imperial County Fire Chief Tony Rouhoutas says Independence Day is a day to celebrate but Be Prepared , Be Safe and Be Responsible.
In Imperial County , Safe and Sane fireworks are only legal in the cities of Brawley , Calexico , Calipatria , El Centro , Holtville and Westmorland.
Possession of any type of fireworks , including ” safe and Sane ” fireworks is not allowed in any unincorporated area of Imperial County.
In the event of a fire that is due to unsafe use of fireworks , the responsible persons will be held liable for any costs or damages incurred.
Rouhoutas said that according to the National Fire Protection Association , on a typical 4th of July , fireworks cause more fires in the U.S. than all other causes combined.
While ” safe and sane ” fireworks may be allowed in some Imperial County cities , the Imperial County Fire Department encourages residents to watch the fireworks at a community