With the 4th of July around the corner, fireworks stands are popping up throughout the county. As a reminder, fireworks are illegal in Lake Forest. Each year in the United States, thousands of people suffer eye injuries and burns from fireworks. Most of these incidents are related to the use of illegal fireworks. In addition, as the summer heat dries the Orange County landscape, any illegal fireworks set off on the 4th of July also pose a fire risk. For more information on where you can go to safely and legally enjoy fireworks without setting them off yourself and risking fines or injuries, view the Orange County Fire Authority’s list of Public Fireworks Displays.