Illegal July Fourth Fireworks Light Up Across Los Angeles

Illegal fireworks lit up the night sky in Los Angeles on July 4, as some locals defied official advice that they should be left to the professionals during Independence Day celebrations.

While official fireworks shows were held in multiple sites in the city, their unofficial use was widespread, as this video shows.

Possessing fireworks in Los Angeles is illegal, according to local government, who said they cost on average over $100 million in property damage each year. Credit: @johnwilbur via Storyful