Illegal fireworks launched throughout Oakland despite police effort

Despite a police crackdown, illegal fireworks still lit up the sky in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, July 4, 2016. (Peter Kropf)

An effort by Oakland police and firefighters to crack down on illegal fireworks seems to have done little good.

People began launching fireworks throughout the city before the sun went down Monday night.
RELATED: Oakland cracking down on illegal fireworks with fines up to $10,000

Neighbors reported seeing illegal fireworks everywhere.

ABC7 News is still waiting to hear how many people were actually caught by police.
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