Advice for those planning to light fireworks for Fourth of July

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 17:32:36-04

We know that numerous events have been canceled for the Fourth of July and Chief Trisha Wolford acknowledges that if we want to see fireworks this holiday, it might have to be in our own backyard.

Many professional displays have been canceled because of COVID, and now Chief Wolford is worried more fireworks will be used by the public at home, both legal and illegal. Fire Inspector Bill Ray explained illegal fireworks.

"Any device that propels, jumps, flies or reports are illegal," he said.

A report means that the firework makes a noise.

Along with the assortment of ground based fireworks that are the longtime standard… the sparkler.

Fire officials recommend all those lighting and watching to keep a safe distance and when it’s all over, dispose of the spent fireworks properly.

They recommend dowsing the fireworks with water to make sure they are out.