Fireworks stands like this are legal in Petaluma, Sonoma, Sebastopol, and some other California cities, where they are major money-makers for local non-profits. But firefighters say the potential wildfire risks outweigh the benefits to the community groups.
So far, the North Bay has mostly avoided the spate of wildfires that have flared across California. Santa Rosa Fire Chief Bruce Varner has a suggestion on how to keep that good fortune continuing.
You can see an interactive map of the current fires in California here .
Simply possessing fireworks such as these is illegal throughout California, as Santa Rosa Fire Chief Bruce Varner explains in this audio clip.