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Hemet adopts strict fireworks prohibition
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Hemet adopts strict fireworks prohibition

Metro Service ■ By Tom Jones / Contributed After following California Fire Code for many years and incorporating a 2016 revision, which does not completely prohibit the use of fireworks, the Hemet City Council made a motion on Jan. 22 to pass a complete ban on personal use, sale and possession of fireworks. The revision of the Municipal Code and proposed amendments to the 2016 California Fire Code will prevent direct conflict between the added ban in the Hemet Code and the adopted 2016 California Fire Code. Citing the city’s location and resulting extreme fire hazards and long and volatile fire season, City Attorney Eric Vail noted that the hazard is

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