Archive for Monday, July 2, 2012

Fireworks can be shot off Tuesday, Wednesday

July 2, 2012

Firecracker enthusiasts legally can shoot fireworks starting Tuesday morning.

City ordinance states that fireworks can be shot off from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 3 and 4 each year. Fireworks also can only be discharged on private property, unless residents are given special permission from the city. Bottle rockets also are prohibited.

City Administrator Nathan McCommon said he’s chatted with other area city officials and the National Weather Service about the need to restrict firework use due to the recent dry weather. The city will not implement any additional restrictions, but McCommon said residents should be cognizant of the conditions.

“Normal precautions you would take any year, we would of course encourage those again this year,” McCommon said. “The first half of that word is fire — fireworks.”

— For more on safety tips for the upcoming holiday, see page 6.

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