Clear and Present Danger from Massive Fireworks Stockpiles in Oxnard



By John Jay

A 21 year old man was killed by a roman candle mortar in Oxnard in July 2019.  Two or three fires are started every year in Oxnard by  these roman candle mortars.  Ventura County is in  a known fire hazard  area, along with some other counties, so  there  is imminent danger of large fires being started.

There is also the problem of causing heart attacks:  There are hundreds of elderly folks, many with heart problems, living in Oxnard and the large retirement communities nearby and inside of the city. Sudden LOUD noises are very dangerous for heart patients!  LOUD

firecrackers and roman candles are a NIGHTLY occurrence in the city. How many heart attacks have been triggered by sudden LOUD BANGS from fire crackers and roman candles???  Who knows??? Could some of these heart attacks trigger law suits?  Maybe so!

There are large stockpiles of fireworks in many parts of Oxnard.  When roman candles are exploded for nearly 200 nights per year, that indicates (to me) that there are massive stockpiles of roman candles stored  in many places.  Where are all of these massive stockpiles of dangerous  fireworks coming from?  Mostly from Fillmore.  That being the case, and untold damages (including trauma to heart patients and others) being the end result, why in hell doesn’t the city of Oxnard sue the city of Fillmore for the damages their fireworks are causing everywhere???  Again, there are

damages to property (from fires), damages to the health of elderly residents, many of whom have heart problems.  So any suit against Fillmore should be in the $100 MILLION range, as a minimum.


The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

JOHN JAY, Oxnard resident, “Voice of Truth”

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13 Responses to Clear and Present Danger from Massive Fireworks Stockpiles in Oxnard

  1. Elizabeth L Hawkins July 3, 2020 at 8:31 am

    The stockpiles are there to get us used to hearing them, they sound like guns, and when the real guns are going of, nobody will call the cops anymore.

  2. Tiffany June 23, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    I am extremely tired of the fireworks every single day. I’m tired of calling the cops and it still continues. If people are going to over do it then maybe we should ban fireworks throughout the United States.

    I think this is intentional. To intentionally disturb people and I think it’s politically motivated.

  3. Vern June 23, 2020 at 11:27 am

    These laws show what kind of nanny state we live in and why the more laws is not the answer to anything.

    So you have outlawed fireworks, but people still complain they are going off! Why? Because the police might have a little bit more to worry about than fireworks going off. Yet we continue to pass more laws and ordinances like we are going to correct all the woes we face. Not even close.

    And now people all around the country are calling for defunding the police. If we do that, it is surely going to help with the illegal fireworks going off right? SMH.

    There are valid and sane reasons to have laws against some fireworks, but the with volume of such incendiaries going off around us, it is a testament to the stupidity of the way we are enforcing it.

    But hey, you all can come on websites like this and complain about it, I am sure you will feel better.

  4. Sandy June 23, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Awe, you had me at “100 million” But now you’ve got me cheering, “F F FIL L L LMO O O ORE Fillmore junior high” From a really old and foolish TV show. Hey, just like your complaint!!
    ONLY fireworks sold in Cali, sparkle and stop. The loudest is equal to snapping your fingers. Head to Vegas, you’ll find your stockpile. And if it’s a every night deal in Roxnard, folks get use to it, don’t even hear it. Heck, my dad is 85, “What explosion? I didn’t hear anything”

  5. Craig June 23, 2020 at 5:19 am

    Dude, I can assure you no roman candles are coming from Fillmore. Fillmore sells safe and sane fireworks only. You have no clue what you are talking about. Plus, Mexico, Arizona and Indian Reservations outside of Vegas aren’t too far to stockpile fireworks like Roman Candles and mortars and bring back to California.
    Show us on the doll where Fillmore hurt you.

  6. Peter June 23, 2020 at 12:01 am

    The author of this article has no idea what they’re talking about.

  7. ML June 22, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    90% of the fireworks that you hear in Oxnard are not from Filmore! They’re illegal fireworks from Tijuana, Arizona, and Neveda.

  8. Jennifer June 22, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Far more important things to worry about right now versus fireworks.

    People in cages, people getting shot with rubber bullets and real ones, Coronavirus, people getting evicted, children starving….etc.

  9. Steve Walker June 22, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    If you would like to report illegal firework activity, here are some ways to help:

    ● Fireworks Tips via Email (​[email protected]​)
    Send the Oxnard Police Department information about specific locations or residences where illegal fireworks are being used.

    .● Fireworks Hotline (805-394-5884)
    Call and leave information anonymously for the Oxnard Police Department about illegal fireworks.

    ● Oxnard Police Department Non-Emergency Number (805-385-7740) Report fireworks activity in progress.


    I found this a few weeks ago. Please pass it on.

  10. Education June 22, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    One cannot buy Roman Candles in Fillmore. Roman Candles are illegal in California. Fillmore sells California State legal fireworks for a few weeks per year and is not the source of on-going fireworks problems in Oxnard. Get your facts straight before you start pointing fingers. What happens when we stop selling fireworks in Fillmore and your personal issue persists?

    I’m not condoning the use of fireworks in Oxnard, just asking you to review the facts.

  11. Diana June 22, 2020 at 9:56 am

    There definitely is a big problem with gunshots and fireworks, it’s been going on for 1 month, every single nite, we need to get this under some kind of control

  12. NANCY A PEDERSEN June 22, 2020 at 8:55 am

    The illegal fireworks lead to air pollution and pollution of the waterways and ocean when spent fireworks litter the parks and streets and end up in storm drains. State agencies should be concerned also about the dangers highlighted in this editorial. Fire season is now and we should be doing all we can to prevent fires, not ignore what can and will be an ignition source.

  13. Jose June 21, 2020 at 10:39 pm



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