Hotlines are set up for illegal 4th of July fireworks. Bakersfield City and Kern County Fire Departments, along with police and deputies, are preparing to fight illegal fireworks over the 3-day holiday weekend. They’ll be responding to calls to the Fireworks Hotlines that have been set up for anonymous callers to let them know where people are breaking the law and endangering their neighborhoods. Only Safe and Sane fireworks with the State Fire Marshal seal are legal and cannot be modified or combined. The Bakersfield PD line is 868-6070 and county areas can call 1-877-FIRE-TIP (347-3847).