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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Setting Off Fireworks In City Illegal, Dangerous Says Fire Department

For some, a sparkling fireworks display isn't a spectacle reserved just for the first of July. However, the fire department is reminding people the sale, display and setting off of fireworks in the city is not only illegal, but downright dangerous.

Division Chief Mark Wilson tells CHSJ News fireworks are very hot and when they're set off, they may not fully ignite. Meaning, a dangerous piece of material would be on the ground which could lead to someone becoming badly hurt. He says they can be especially dangerous if they land on someone's roof as they have the potential to set a house ablaze.

Wilson says if you're not qualified to set off fireworks, you need a permit, signed by the Fire Chief himself, to have your own spectacle.