SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Don't blow it. That's the message Santa Barbara City firefighters are using heading into Fourth of July weekend.
The fire department is reminding people that fireworks are illegal in the city of Santa Barbara and people are encouraged to just watch professional fireworks displays.
Santa Barbara County is in extreme drought conditions and Santa Barbara City firefighters are doing everything they can to prevent avoidable fires. One method is discouraging non-professional fireworks.
In a tweet the fire department wrote, "The only safe way to celebrate is attending a professional firework show. Plan ahead to celebrate responsibly!"
People can watch safe, professional fireworks shows at the following locations: