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Ask HPD: Firecrackers on Fourth of July


Question: What are the rules when it comes to popping firecrackers on the Fourth of July?

Answer: Only firecrackers purchased with a permit are legal. All other fireworks including sparklers and fountains are illegal.

Question: What’s the penalty for setting off illegal fireworks?

Remember, possession of illegal fireworks poses a great risk to you and the community. And the penalty if you are caught is stiff. Anyone found selling, possessing, or using illegal fireworks could face up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.

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