With fire danger this year being one of the worst ever, the cities are very concerned this year not only about 4th of July, but also fire prevention in general. You’ve may have seen the “no fireworks” signs around. Literally all fireworks are illegal (even sparklers). You should know that there are stepped up patrols this year as well. Also, if you’ve not done brush clearance around your property (you have to clear 200 ft from the structure), you should get it done quickly. Inspections are ongoing.

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Our general area is considered to be a “high fire hazard” area. As a result, it’s important for people to be super vigilant always, but especially this year. In the words of the fire department, any firework that you put a match to is not legal. Even “safe and sane” fireworks are not legal in our area.

The LA County Fire department has a number of resources available to help people understand fire prevention.

and they are happy to answer questions.

Fireworks Shows

If you are looking for professional displays to watch, you may want to check out the fireworks show in Thousand Oaks, or Calabasas.

Calabasas High School
22855 W. Mulholland Highway
7/4 9:00 p.m.

City of Thousand Oaks/Conejo Recreation and Park District
7/4 9:00 p.m.

For the Thousand Oaks show, many view the show from the Oaks Mall and Janss Marketplace parking lots.  Tune in to KCLU 88.3 FM for a patriotic simulcast during fireworks display

This year, due to construction, the annual carnival and cookout has been cancelled. Parking at the malls is first come, first serve.