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Dozens of citations given out for illegal fireworks in Santa Maria and Grover Beach over Fourth of July holiday

Posted at 4:59 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 22:11:14-04

Dozens of citations for illegal fireworks were given out on the Central Coast over the Fourth of July holiday.

In a tweet, the city of Santa Maria said 27 citations have been given out so far this holiday weekend.

On Saturday, the Santa Maria Police Department says it received more than 200 calls for fireworks.

KSBY received numerous calls Saturday from Santa Maria residents who said the city was erupting with illegal fireworks all day.

City leaders are reminding people that safe and sane fireworks are no longer allowed in Santa Maria.

The period to use them was only between 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th.

In Grover Beach, police said they responded to 73 illegal fireworks calls and issued citations in several neighborhoods.