Oakland’s sky lit up with fireworks for hours on the evening of July 4, despite efforts by authorities to crack down on illegal incendiaries that have caused brush fires in the area.
Like those in many American cities, Oakland residents have experienced fireworks at all hours of the night since this summer.
On July 4, thrill seekers shot a steady stream of them into the sky, causing mid-air explosions seen throughout the Bay Area. This footage was taken in Toler Heights, where the higher elevation allowed Rachel Polivka to capture the constant pattern of fireworks in the distance. Credit: Rachel Polivka via Storyful