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.
Through Saturday night, 27 citations so far for illegal fireworks in #SantaMaria and 202 fireworks calls on Saturday to SMPD. Remember, no Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed; they were to be used only between 11am to 11pm on July 4. @SMFDHQ @SMPDHQ— cityofsantamariaPIO (@City_SantaMaria) July 5, 2020
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.
In the last 48 hrs officers have responded to 73 illegal fireworks calls & issued citations in the following blocks— Grover Beach Police (@Grover_BeachPD) July 5, 2020
600 Longbranch, 1700 Manhattan, 1000, 1200, 1500 Mentone, 900 South 4th, 1500 Brighton, 1100 Brighton,
Mentone Park, 200 N. Oak Park, 1000 Trouville, 1600 Brighton pic.twitter.com/WmgZPbv12X