Independence Day

A Corning resident purchases fireworks from the Exchange Club fireworks booth on Solano Street at Toomes Avenue on Wednesday morning in preparation for today’s Independence Day celebrations.

Corning is celebrating the Fourth of July today with fireworks, barbecues and other festivities, as is the rest of Tehama County, including a parade in Los Molinos and one in Rancho Tehama.

Hosting a fireworks display in Corning from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. is Harvest Christian Church, 1006 Sixth Ave., where residents can also purchase safe and sane fireworks, also available to Corning Exchange Club booth on Solano Street at Toomes Avenue, New Life Assembly, 660 Solano St., Corning Swim Team booth in the Safeway parking lot on Edith Avenue, and Corning Youth Football in the 7-Eleven store parking lot.

Ron Warner is serving as the grand marshal for the Los Molinos Independence Day Parade on Highway 99E, followed by the Los Molinos Play Day at Mill Creek Park.

The Fourth of July Parade in Rancho Tehama starts at 10 a.m.at the Rancho Tehama Recreation Hall, followed by a community picnic at Fawn Meadows.

A large fireworks display has been organized in Red Bluff by the Tehama County Fireworks Committee to start at 9:30 p.m. at the Sacramento River near the River Park.

With all this fun planned, Corning Fire Department, CalFire and Tehama County Fire Department reminds residents that everyone needs to do their part to have a safe holiday and that the use of illegal fireworks can result in fines and even arrest.

According to Cal Fire, most Fourth of July injuries are the related to the use of illegal fireworks as well as state-approved fireworks that are handled incorrectly.

The State Fire Marshal approved “Safe and Sane” fireworks are the only fireworks allowed for use in Corning and Tehama County and only under correct handling.

“Please do not risk your safety and the safety of others by using illegal and dangerous fireworks. Use only state-approved fireworks or attend public display fireworks shows in your community conducted by licensed professionals,” said Cal Fire Acting State Fire Marshal Mike Richwine.

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