Agencies Step Up Firework Enforcement

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — With Independence day getting closer, law enforcement and fire crews are teaming up to keep people safe from the fires and injuries over the holiday weekend. Fire District 3 and Central Point Police Department will both be stepping up enforcement over the next few days, and will be looking out for people … Continue reading »

California Cracking Down on Fireworks

Yreka, Calif. — CAL FIRE officials say recent high temperatures and drying winds have created extreme fire risks, and has much of Northern California has red flag warnings. Many California counties ban fireworks altogether, and the state has strict guidelines about what fireworks are approved. Under California law, illegal fireworks include sky rockets, bottle rockets, roman candles, aerial … Continue reading »

Illegal Fireworks Turn In

EUGENE, Ore. — The fourth of July is just around the corner and law enforcement is upping the effort to get rid of illegal fireworks. Eugene-Springfield Fire and Eugene police hosted a turn in Saturday. Officials say dozens of people stopped by the Second Avenue and Chambers training station and dropped off illegal fireworks. They … Continue reading »

Police Respond to Illegal Fireworks

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police said a 34-year-old man was lighting an illegal mortar when it fell over, shot into a crowd of people and exploded. Medford Police and medical personnel responded to the 700 block of Rocky Road at about 11:41 p.m. on Thursday, for subjects possibly injured from fireworks. Two children and one … Continue reading »

Firefighters Urge Caution with Fireworks

MEDFORD, Ore. – Families around the Rogue Valley are stocking up for the festivities. But with hundred degree temperatures around the corner, officials are urging caution. Crowds continue to shop for legal fireworks at many of the stores around the valley.  Mariah Michaels is one of them. She says she lights off fireworks with her … Continue reading »