Have fun and be safe on Independence Day



 The Fourth of July is known for fireworks, but firefighters are urging residents to leave the light displays to the professionals.
“Leave the shows to the pros,” Capt. Steve Swindle with the Ventura County Fire Department said.
Fireworks are illegal everywhere in Ventura County except in Fillmore. Swindle said it’s important for residents to know the danger of dealing with fireworks, which, he said, could easily blow off a finger.
He said even innocent-seeming sparklers burn at 1,200 degre...

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