Police in El Centro and Brawley were out Monday night enforcing fireworks ordinances.
Both police departments and fire personnel were patrolling neighborhoods looking for illegal fireworks. The El Centro Police Department issued at least 4 citations and a number of written warnings to homeowners identified as being responsible for shooting off the skyrockets and mortar rounds that could be heard and seen throughout the Valley. There was one instance of a man in the 2400 block of Orange Avenue in El Centro who suffered second degree burns to his hands and face as a result of shooting off illegal fireworks. Brawley Police reported issuing citations and warnings for the outlawed fireworks.