You might conclude otherwise from the occasional pop and bang you hear on your block this week, but fireworks are illegal in many cities in Los Angeles County.
Okay, so how can you buy and enjoy fireworks if you live in a town that does not allow them?
Quick answer: Go somewhere else in the county.
At the bottom of this article we have a list of where "safe and sane" fireworks are allowed in the county.
The closest town to Eagle Rock where these fireworks are allowed for sale and for use is Alhambra. Other nearby cities where they are legal include San Gabriel, El Monte, Baldwin Park, Azusa and Duarte.
There is also a very tight window—time-wise—regarding when the sales are allowed: Permitted sales dates started Thursday and will end July 6.
If you are confused about whether the fireworks you are buying are legal or not, there is an official "safe and sane" seal courtesy of the County Fire Department.
And if you don't think the legal fireworks are all that fun, you can always just watch the professionals do it: To find fireworks displays, check out our list of events going on throughout the county over the next week.
- Cities that permit the use of “safe and sane” fireworks are: Alhambra, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Carson, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Duarte, Gardena, El Monte, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Mirada, La Puente, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate, Temple City
- Cities that do not permit fireworks of any kind: All county unincorporated areas, Agoura Hills, Arcadia, Avalon, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Cerritos, Claremont, Covina, Culver City, Diamond Bar, El Segundo, Glendale, Glendora, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, La Canada Flintridge, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Lancaster, La Verne, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Monrovia, Palos Verdes Estates, Pasadena, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Marino, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South Pasadena, Torrance, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittie
Patch Asks: What are your Fourth of July plans? Are you a fan of fireworks?