Firework Safety Tips

By: Lindsey Yates Email
By: Lindsey Yates Email

Do you plan on celebrating Fourth of July with a boom?

If so it's important to remember firework safety.

Yesterday Fiscal Court had the first reading of a new fireworks ordinance intended for Warren County.

The ordinance is to set guidelines which includes designated hours: from June 27th until July 4th fireworks can be lit from 10 A.M. until 11 P.M.

The curfew will be extended until midnight on the fourth.

Owner of SkyLite Fireworks, Amy Burge says the ordinance is just one way to ensure safety but their are some extra tips to keep in mind.

"Always have adult supervision of course with the kids, never relight a firework of any kind, always have a fire extinguisher or water available, let your neighbors know what your doing, and always remember your pets."

The ordinance also states you must be 200 feet away from homes and vehicles when lighting fireworks, and you must at least be 18 to buy, sell, or ignite them.

Violators can pay anywhere from a $25 to $200 fine depending on the severity of the violation.

The second reading will be next Thursday at 8 in the morning.

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