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Forest Service reminds public no fireworks on New Year’s

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The supervisor for the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit cautioned New Year’s holiday visitors to leave their fireworks at home this week.

“The use of all fireworks is prohibited on all national forests and national grasslands,” said Nancy Gibson in a statement. “Regulations are enforced, and violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.”

The ban on fireworks is year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. Gibson also reminded visitors that all fires should be extinguished and cold to the touch before being left.


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