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Auburn Officials Remind Residents to Stay Cool and Safe this 4th of July Week

With the excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service this week, the Auburn Police Department asks residents to secure their home windows and doors to prevent potential burglaries and break-ins.

“When it gets hot, people want to leave their windows and doors open to let the breeze cool their homes,” said Assistant Police Chief Bill Pierson. “It’s unfortunate, but open windows and doors invite burglars into the home." Pierson asks residents not to leave their windows or doors unattended during the daytime or during the evening while sleeping. He says it's best to keep them closed and locked to avoid becoming a victim.

The Police Department also warns about leaving unattended vehicle windows open. To keep your vehicle cool, park in the shade or use a windshield sun protector to help keep the heat down. "Never leave children or pets unattended in the vehicle," he warned. "Even if you're gone for just a short time, the heat inside the vehicle can be a killer."

The Police Department is also gearing up for a busy Fourth of July. "The heat wave this week makes discharge of fireworks even more dangerous," Pierson said.

In the City of Auburn legal fireworks can be discharged between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on July 4th. Fireworks such as sky rockets, aerial spinners, Roman candles, firecrackers and helicopters are not allowed.

“If it goes up or blows up, it’s illegal in Auburn,” Pierson said. “We will have extra enforcement patrols out and about. Officers will confiscate illegal, dangerous fireworks and cite those that are using them unlawfully.”

Citizens should call 9-1-1 to report dangerous fireworks in their neighborhoods.

View full list of fireworks regulations in Auburn.