Sonoma County agencies field hundreds of fireworks-related calls July 4th, few citations issued

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Just seven Sonoma County residents were issued citations on the Fourth of July for setting off fireworks despite agencies responding to more than 300 calls, officials said Wednesday.

Fireworks are illegal in most Sonoma County cities, with the exception of Cloverdale. Santa Rosa outlawed the practice in 2003.

But law enforcement officials said it is often difficult to reprimand people for breaking these local rules, which are in place to help prevent fires.

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