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Where fireworks are allowed — and where they aren't — in SLO County

People buy fireworks at a stand in Templeton in 2012.
People buy fireworks at a stand in Templeton in 2012. The Tribune

As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, fire officials are reminding residents of the severe fire danger due to drought conditions and urging those who plan to use fireworks legally to do so with extreme caution.

The use, sale and possession of fireworks are illegal in most of San Luis Obispo County. But there are exceptions.

“Safe and sane” fireworks, which do not generally fly or explode, are allowed in some communities.

“Safe and sane” fireworks are permitted in the unincorporated areas of San Miguel, Templeton and Oceano, only within their respective community services districts. They are also legal in the cities of Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Morro Bay.

Fireworks in Morro Bay are allowed only on private property.

Public fireworks displays will be held at the Pismo Beach Pier, the Cayucos Pier and the Santa Maria Fair Park at dusk.

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