Photos courtesy CAL FIRE


Press release from CAL FIRE:

On July 1, 2020, at about 10:12 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Alpha Street in Eureka to investigate the report of illegal fireworks.


While on scene, deputies located illegal fireworks and notified CAL FIRE Law Enforcement. With assistance from Sheriff’s deputies, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement officers seized over 10,000 lbs of illegal fireworks from the residence. The fireworks will be transferred to the California State Fire Marshal and safely destroyed.

Zackery Edward Brown, age 34 of Eureka, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

  • Possession of more than 5,000 lbs. of dangerous fireworks (Health and Safety Code Section 12700(b)(4))
  • Sell or deliver dangerous fireworks without a permit (Health and Safety Code Section 12676)
  • Possession of dangerous fireworks without a permit (Health and Safety Code Section 12677)

Residents are reminded that only fireworks bearing the Safe and Sane logo are legal to possess in the State of California. For more information on fire prevention please visit