Fourth of July fire safety tips


The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a professional public display, according to the Encinitas Fire Prevention Bureau.

Fireworks, including safe and sane, sparklers and poppers, are dangerous and illegal. In the City of Encinitas, use or possession of fireworks is a misdemeanor and subject to a fine and/or imprisonment.

Sky lanterns also present serious fire and safety hazards. Sky lanterns are airborne paper lanterns with a fuel source that are known to travel significant distances and start fires far from where they were launched. - Encinitas Fire Prevention Bureau press release. or