The video: Local news station KTLA broadcast a live drone video of thousands of private fireworks exploding in the skies of Los Angeles on Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Too much freedom?: The particulate from the fireworks rendered the air hazardous in parts of Los Angeles County and Orange County on Sunday afternoon, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
— KTLA (@KTLA) July 5, 2020
Sky5 got a look at fireworks lighting up the skies for Fourth of July pic.twitter.com/nkFNUh4N8O
- Philip Fine, deputy executive officer for planning and rules for the SCAQMD, said it was "one of our worst years for July 4 and July 5 fireworks episodes."
- The Los Angeles Fire Department reported a nearly 25 percent increase in calls for service in the city on Saturday.
- The Los Angeles County Fire Department reported almost a 40 percent increase in calls.
- "Gatherings of people you do not live with are not allowed," Garcetti said.
Many California municipalities altered their planned Independence Day celebrations to accommodate the state and local restrictions.