Tracy Fire Department Division Chief David Bramell impressed the need for safety upon those running the fireworks booths at the City Council chambers Thursday, June 21.
Nine nonprofits will have one week to sell their fireworks at booths around Tracy, the second year the fireworks have been legal inside city limits.
Booths will be able to sell Thursday, June 28, from noon to 8 p.m. From then through July 3, the sale hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They will be extended to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. July Fourth.
The so-called “safe and sane” fireworks can be discharged between noon and 8 p.m. from June 28 to July 3, and from noon to midnight on the Independence Day holiday. At 12:01 a.m. July 5, any fireworks are considered illegal to use, Bramell said.
Fireworks that explode or leave the ground — such as firecrackers or bottle rockets — are always illegal to use in California, Bramell said.
It’s also illegal to use any type of fireworks in Mountain Hous, or on any county land not within Tracy’s city limits.
• For a map of booth locations, see Page 17 of the June 22 print edition of the Tracy Press.