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Fireworks

St. Helena's Fourth of July fireworks show dazzled the crowds surrounding Crane Park in 2016.

ST. HELENA -- The St. Helena City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday banning the sale, use, possession and discharge of “safe-and-sane” fireworks inside the city limits.

St. Helena used to be the only place in Napa County where “safe-and-sane” fireworks were legal, and the American Legion Post 199 operated a fireworks stand every year leading up to the Fourth of July.

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After last fall’s wildfires, the American Legion decided to discontinue its fireworks sale. Shortly after that announcement, Fire Chief John Sorensen said he would ask the council to join the rest of the county in banning all fireworks.

The ban won’t interfere with the professional fireworks show at Crane Park on the Fourth of July.

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