Illegal fireworks can result in a felony

— Cal FireJune 25, 2013 

State law and county ordinance prohibits the use of fireworks in the foothills and mountains of Madera County, as well as Mariposa County.

Safe and Sane fireworks are the only fireworks that are allowed to be sold in Madera County and used only on the Valley floor. Parents may be held liable for any fire damage or injury caused by their children using illegal fireworks.

Anyone caught with fireworks, in the foothills or mountains of Eastern Madera County will be cited and the fireworks will be confiscated. Possession of dangerous, illegal fireworks is a misdemeanor in California and may be punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment in a county jail for one year.

Anyone who causes a fire through the misuse of fireworks is liable and will be billed for the cost of controlling the fire.

If a person is found in possession of sufficient dangerous, illegal fireworks, they may be guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment in a state prison or county jail for up to one year and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

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