Con Fire announces toll-free number to report illegal fireworks use

ConFire announces toll-free number to report illegal fireworks
Illegal fireworks set off in Richmond on New Year's Eve, 2020. (Photo by Mike Kinney)

Residents can more efficiently report illegal fireworks use to authorities using a toll free number, 1-833-885-2021, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) announced ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend.

“The phone number features a voice menu that allows residents to quickly reach the correct law enforcement number for their location by entering the first three letters of their city’s name,” according to Con Fire. “It also allows the selection of ‘unincorporated area’ as their location, connecting the caller to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office.”

All fireworks of any time are illegal to use in Contra Costa County, particularly amid current drought conditions. Con Fire’s Fire Investigation Unit also asks residents contact the County Arson Tip Line at 1-866-50-ARSON to report fireworks sales.