Cosumnes Fire Department put out an Elk Grove house fire caused by legal fireworks that re-ignited in a plastic trash after not being properly doused with water. Sacramento County saw numerous incidents due to flying sparks following July Fourth festivities.
Sacramento native Michael Morris is offering Americans the chance to write new lyrics to an little-known national anthem tune composed by George Gershwin, who wrote "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris."
The city of Sacramento, Cal Fire and others offer tips and guidelines on how to legally and safely enjoy the Fourth of July holiday, including how to identify "safe and sane" and report illegal fireworks. Plus, The Bee outlines local events and rules.
This Fourth of July, some 35 Sacramento residents will take part in an event 4,000 miles from the United States. The town of Killarney, Ireland, will welcome thousands for the fifth consecutive year to celebrate all things Americana.
A compilation of scenes from the 2016 4th of July celebration in Killarney, Ireland. The video features choral music, Wild West reenactments, a parade, a movie screening, general festivities, and of course, fireworks.
There are few locations in the country more beautiful for fireworks than Lake Tahoe. And, be warned, there are few as crowded. Even though Independence Day falls in the middle of the week this year, the spectators will be huge in number, traffic will be slow, and the best viewing spots will fill early. Plan ahead.
People who are planning to go out and have a few drinks as a part of their Fourth of July celebrations next week without planning on having a sober designated driver or alternate transportation plan should probably think again.
Sacramento Bee reporters reviewed many fireworks to bring the top five for anybody's wishlist this July 4, 2018. Judged on both the boom and the ah factors, we are here to provide the best bang for your buck.
The Greater Sacramento Area Fireworks Task Force began cracking down on illegal fireworks on Thursday, as legal fireworks went on sale. As Fourth of July approaches, public safety agencies are reminding the public to only buy fireworks certified "Safe and Sane" from booths across the county, and to report any instances of illegal firework usage.
Planning Fourth of July festivities can be hard, which is why The Sacramento Bee's news interns took some work off your plate by deciding which of this years lineup of fireworks gave the most bang for your buck.