'Safe and Sane' fireworks go on sale in Dublin starting Sunday

Sales benefit local non-profits, service organizations

"Safe and Sane" fireworks will go on sale in Dublin starting Sunday with sales kiosks in the central business districts staffed by nonprofit organizations.

Dublin police and city representatives are urging then public to use any fireworks they buy with extreme caution, both to prevent injuries and to prevent fires in this summer of extreme drought.

Dublin allows the use of fireworks on public property between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. only on July 4, and only in the following city parks:

1. Alamo Creek Park (Dougherty Road and Willow Creek Drive)

2. Dublin Sports Grounds (Dublin Boulevard and Civic Plaza)

3. Emerald Glen Park (Tassajara Road and Gleason Drive)

4. Shannon Park (Shannon Avenue and San Ramon Valley Road)

Homeowners may use their fireworks at any time during the sales period.

No fireworks of any type are permitted at Dublin multi-housing units or at any undesignated Dublin park, other city facility or at public schools.

Law enforcement and fire officials plan to be extra vigilant due to the dry winter and drought conditions. Penalties for those caught selling fireworks other than at "Safe and Sane" fireworks stands could face fines and jail time.

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