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Fireworks to be visible from three areas in Malibu

Ashleigh Fryer, Senior Editor
2:56 pm PDT June 30, 2014

Malibu residents can celebrate on Friday, July 4, with fireworks displays from three different points in the City, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s fire prevention office, which has granted permits for the shows beginning after 9 p.m. 

Professional fireworks will be set off from barges along the coast of Malibu and will be visible from Malibu Colony Road, the 27900 block of Pacific Coast Highway and Broad Beach. 

While the fire department encourages residents to enjoy the patriotic festivities, Maria Grycan, community services representative for Malibu’s Station 70, said people should be diligent about their safety as well.

“The safest thing people can do is attend a professional show; people should not have any fireworks of their own,” Grycan said. “Fireworks can cause burns, injuries and fires, so that is a big part of why they are illegal, especially in the Santa Monica Mountains.”

Fortunately, Grycan said, very few firework-related incidents have been reported in her jurisdiction over the years. Last year’s July 4 celebrations only produced one reported incident, a vegetation fire in unincorporated Malibu that burned half an acre, resulting in no human injuries, Grycan said. 

“We haven’t had real problems in the past,” Grycan said. “That’s the nicest thing about this community.”