Don’t lag on those firework grand finales while celebrating America’s independence on the Humboldt Coast this year. Eureka’s National Weather service forecasts that patches of freedom-hating fog will roll into town by 11 p.m.

Photos of fogworks past by Andrew Goff.

The Humboldt sun will set at 8:51 p.m. tomorrow, giving firework lovers two hours of prime conditions to launch bottle rockets at each other safely celebrate the 4th of July.

Sunny skies and calm winds are forecast for most of tomorrow’s daylight hours, with a high of 63 around Humboldt Bay. Inland areas will see highs in the 80s.

Before blowing stuff up in the name of America, be sure to read these essential firework safety tips provided by PG&E:

  • The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals.
  • First and foremost, know what the local regulations allow. Make yourself aware of your surroundings—stay clear of power lines, structures, dry grass or flammable materials when shooting your own fireworks in areas approved by local regulations.
  • If a firework strikes electric equipment or causes a power line to come down, stay away, keep others away and immediately call 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000. Always assume downed electric lines are energized and extremely dangerous. Never attempt to retrieve anything that is tangled in or near a power line.

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