With temperatures expected to reach the high 90s this holiday weekend, authorities are warning Burbank residents to celebrate July 4 responsibly.
Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada reminded residents that all fireworks are illegal, and those found to be in possession of them face fines and possible jail time.
“We want everybody to have a good time and enjoy themselves, but you have to be responsible,” Quesada said.
Despite the annual warnings, the July 4 weekend typically brings its own set of headaches for public safety officials responding to emergencies brought on by alcohol.
“We know people are going to drink alcohol, but do it responsibly and definitely don’t drive; there are going to be lots of people out and about,” Quesada said. “Every year, we try to get the word out, and every year there are accidents.”
Alcohol and illegal fireworks can also be a dangerous combination, he added.
“[People] make mistakes and do dumb things,” Quesada said.