This holiday weekend, the City of Murrieta is sending out more additional Murrieta Police Department and Murrieta Fire & Rescue units than ever before. They will be doing extra patrol specifically to respond to calls regarding fireworks. ALL fireworks will be confiscated and those in possession may be cited up to $50,000 for illegal fireworks use.
Even with this increased response, we need community members to care about their safety, their neighbors' and pets' well-being, and the serious wildfire risk more than a little bit of fun.
Local Fireworks Shows to Enjoy
Nationwide last year, at least 9 people died and an estimated 11,500 were injured in incidents involving fireworks. Fireworks are dangerous to people and pets and triggering to those impacted by loud noises, such as veterans and those with PTSD. Using them puts your property and the community at risk.
While the City held its fireworks show last weekend at the annual Birthday Bash, please leave the lighting to the professionals this weekend by enjoying these local fireworks shows:
- Lake Elsinore: July 4 Party in the Park at Summerly Park at 18505 Malaga Road
- Temecula: Family Fest and Fireworks at Ronald Reagan Sports Park at 30875 Rancho Vista Road
- Temecula: Pechanga Resort and Casino at 45000 Pechanga Parkway
- Corona: Santana Regional Park at 598 Santana Way
City Launches Online Fireworks Reporting Form
We love Murrieta's engaged community, but receiving thousands of calls reporting illegal fireworks throughout Fourth of July weekend means that the City's 911 dispatch center can be overwhelmed with requests. This slows down public safety's ability to respond to critical life and safety calls.
That's where the City's online firework reporting portal comes in. If you want to report fireworks throughout the Fourth of July holiday weekend, go to www.MurrietaCA.gov/Fireworks.Keep yourself, your neighbors, and your community safe and remember, ALL fireworks are illegal in Riverside County.