Days To Set Off Fireworks Around July 4th Protected By State Law

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On Monday, the Evansville City Council discussed restricting the number of days people can set off fireworks around July 4th, but making a change to those ten days would violate state law.

State law allows fireworks to be set off from 5:00 p.m. to two hours after sunset on June 29th through July 9th with the exception of July 4th.

City council president John Friend said the council was not aware Monday that they could not restrict the days any further. He said they will reach out to state representatives to see what can be done.

Fireworks store owner Mark Hisle said the restrictions would greatly affect business if passed. He believes the city council should focus on those violating current law.


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