PASADENA (CBSLA) – The City of Pasadena is stepping up enforcement efforts on illegal fireworks a month ahead of July 4.

Officials said they were taking several steps to make sure residents were not setting off illegal fireworks at home, adding that the city has a zero-tolerance policy on fireworks. A strict ordinance, passed in 2018, targeted tenants and property owners for the use, sale or possession of fireworks.

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“On the heels of last year’s worst fire season on record, we’re already in drought conditions and poised for another really bad summer,” Pasadena Fire Chief Chad Augustin said at a press conference.

Pasadena City Prosecutor Michael Dowd said the reason officials announce these enforcement efforts each year is to ensure the safety of residents.

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The annual America Fest Celebration is returning to the Rose Bowl this year and will feature a fireworks display.



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