Last night, Deputy Occhipinti jumped in to put out a fire near 40th Street West/Avenue J-8 that was set by fireworks. Earlier in the evening, another brush fire was set off near 70th Street West/Avenue M, also due to fireworks.
Please STOP with the fireworks.
If the potential for igniting a fire in your neighborhood and the nuisance you are causing to your neighbors are not enough to prevent you from setting off fireworks, perhaps a reminder will be:
Per the City of Lancaster Municipal Code:
8.44.030 - Prohibition of fireworks.
It is unlawful for any person to manufacture, give away, sell, offer for sale, solicit the sale of, possess, purchase, use, ignite, explode, fire, or otherwise discharge any fireworks within the city or to aid or abet any of the above.
A citation ranging from $500-$2,500 WILL be enforced.
If you are a Lancaster resident and see fireworks in your neighborhood, please help us with as much information as possible:
1. An address of where the fireworks are being discharged from. Cross streets help, but an address is best.
2. A description of the person who is setting off the fireworks, what they look like, what they're wearing.
3. If a vehicle is involved, a description of the vehicle, including a license plate.
Be a kind, respectful neighbor and don't put your community at risk by lighting fireworks.