BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The sights and sounds of 4th of July fireworks may be over but the damage from illegal fireworks still remain.
According to Bakersfield Fire Battalion Chief Danny Brown, over 700 pounds of illegal fireworks were confiscated this holiday weekend along with over 100 citations.
"We also had 31 fires this year on the 4th of July which is a really high number for us," Brown said.
One southwest Bakersfield home was damaged after illegal aerial fireworks lit the roof on fire, leaving one elderly couple homeless.
"This was the worst year. It was like a war zone," one resident said.
Brown said there were also other roof fires and palm tree fires that left several people injured.
"The amount of damage that was caused this year due to illegal fireworks was completely avoidable," Brown said.
Free admission to CALM today
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union will be celebrating 75 years of service with free admission to the California Living Museum, Saturday.
Influx of moths all across the county
You've no doubt seen them hitting your car while driving at night or waiting at your door as you get in. Moths that seem to be everywhere.
Woman accused of depositing forged checks
The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted on forgery charges.
Police searching for man wanted in robbery
The Bakersfield Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted for robbery…