Los Angeles can get crazy on July 4, and 2021 was no different. Several aerial shots of residents firing off illegal fireworks on Sunday night are absolutely mesmerizing.
Here are a few:
Here are a few really good shots from the ground:
There are tons of sanctioned, permitted fireworks displays in California every year, but fireworks are illegal for personal use in all of California -- mostly because of wildfire concerns. But on July 4 no one seems to care. LA always turns into a ridiculous cacophony of colorful explosions on Independence Day.
Hopefully no fires got started and everyone survived with all their fingers attached.