- Fireworks are illegal in Los Angeles County but that didn’t stop residents from going crazy on the 4th of July.
- The air quality after the evening’s displays was a sight to behold.
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There are a few things that the 4th of July just wouldn’t be the same without and fireworks is near the top of that list. Every year, despite public safety concerns in Los Angeles county, thousands of L.A. residents light up the night sky like, well, the 4th of July.
In some ways, the deliberate use of illegal fireworks is even more patriotic. Much like our forefathers, Los Angelenos rebel against the government. Admittedly, that might be a stretch to justify fireworks after . Because they’re awesome.
After a year without gatherings and large celebrations, this year’s display was even more substantial.
The aerial view is mesmerizing, take a look:
Newsom: Fireworks are illegal. Californians: Hold my beer! Happy #4th of July everyone! #America #LosAngeles pic.twitter.com/FkBPZYtuNQ
— Stephen (@skendeigh) July 5, 2021
We’re not talking sparklers and roman candles. We’re talking full-fledged, big-boom, giant ass fireworks. The view from apartments downtown is insane:
Downtown Los Angeles feels like, sounds like, looks like a war zone. Fireworks here. Fireworks there. Fireworks being set off everywhere #DTLA pic.twitter.com/byt4GCPgrQ
— Britt (@brittstillwell) July 5, 2021
Here are some other videos from around the city:
City of Los Angeles: Fireworks are illegal
People if Los Angeles: 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/odeWmD6QUo
— Dr. Ali R. Tayyeb Ph.D., RN, NPD-BC, PHN 🩺 (@artayyeb) July 5, 2021
FIREWORKS FRENZY: Illegal fireworks lit up the night sky across Los Angeles Sunday night. https://t.co/e77S3rRn94 pic.twitter.com/EazIeCNBzj
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) July 5, 2021
Los Angeles City View, 4th of July Fireworks: The view is overlooking Burbank and North Hollywood pic.twitter.com/iCq5stgzQW
— WorldWideNews24 (XII) (@News24Wide) July 5, 2021
With the 4th of July holiday being one of their busiest days, fire officials urged the public to attend professional fireworks shows. Sky5 was over the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. pic.twitter.com/sfXNrARxpp
— KTLA (@KTLA) July 5, 2021
Illegal July Fourth Fireworks Explode Across Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/6LS0DfWf6W
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 5, 2021
Los Angeles neighborhoods bringing their fireworks A-game tonight #LAfireworks pic.twitter.com/iQ3lxCZKjx
— Richard Hunt (@salukiconvert) July 5, 2021
Best damn illegal fireworks show in East LA. #July4th #usa #America #Happy4thofJuly #losangeles #eastla pic.twitter.com/9g5Jifn4Hh
— James H Lee (@JamesHLeefilmKO) July 5, 2021
Most of the southland’s sanctioned firework displays were over by 10:30pm but the displays continued across the area well into the morning.
Insane air quality.
When the evening was (pretty much) over, a cloud of firework smoke covered the city. Air quality in Los Angeles was extremely poor, based solely on the amount of explosives that were set off.
It’s pretty wild.
Your aerial look at the current air quality in Los Angeles following a night of #Fireworks. An hour ago we could see downtown clearly… not so much anymore. @CBSLA #DTLA #lafireworks pic.twitter.com/Cjv2h3ooXV
— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) July 5, 2021
If you're wondering why the AQI in parts of Los Angeles are so bad… 15 minute time lapse off one of the local @alertwildfire cameras. #illegal #fireworks https://t.co/uSXvvFkTrL pic.twitter.com/H4pHvnIbeK
— AI6YR (@ai6yrham) July 5, 2021
While the L.A. air is always smoggy, especially after the 4th, the air quality reached a new level in 2021.
It’s foggy from fireworks. Last year, Los Angeles didn’t reach this level until around 2am. It’s only 9:30p. They’re just getting started… pic.twitter.com/0ENBrHq83w
— Britt (@brittstillwell) July 5, 2021
To compare, HERE is what it looked like in 2020 and HERE is what it looked like after the Dodgers won the World Series. God Bless America.