A van packed with fireworks has exploded and burned on a Southern California freeway, clogging the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the beginning of the July Fourth holiday weekend.
Fireworks are always a hit for the Fourth of July. The sky gets dark, the crowds hold their breath, and then the booms and bursts begin. There are other events on this day that emphasize other things; family, picnics, parades, and just plain, old-fashioned good times are available all over the greater Sacramento area. Here are just a few, with and without the pyrotechnics.
If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.
Police say the morning explosion happened along Caitlyn Drive in Fairfield when Anthony Stewart, 42, was making homemade fireworks for the Fourth of July inside his garage.
A Fairfield man has suffered life-threatening burns after fireworks he was working on exploded, police say.
Even with smoke settling around Cal Expo from the afternoon fire, families we spoke to say they didn’t want to miss the show.
People are being allowed inside of Cal Expo to watch tonight’s fireworks display, after a fire burned dangerously close to the park.
Illegal fireworks sales are big business. According to the state’s Fireworks Safety task force, it’s confiscated 175 tons of them in the state. That’s a street value worth millions of dollars.
Members of the Hmong New Life Church got a late start restocking their booth after their stand caught fire overnight.
Arizona’s largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.
There aren’t hard crime stats just yet, but law enforcement officials say it appears to be a growing trend. Officers say it’s hard to recognize and hunt down these counterfeit criminals.
With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.