EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Before you ignite, know if it’s all right!
One of the first signs that the 4th of July is approaching is the firework tents popping up on just about every corner.
It is an exciting time of year and it is very tempting to light ‘em up as soon as the sun goes down but be aware there are some rules and restrictions.
Eyewitness News’s Kelly Austin talks to Marks Fireworks Newburgh location manager, Anicia Kessler, to find out if she makes sure her customers are aware of the firework ordinances in their area.
Kelly also talks with Evansville Fire Chief Mike Larson about having fun but abiding by the firework laws.
According to Evansville city’s ordinance, fireworks can only be ignited or discharged from the dates of June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – 9, only during the hours of 5p.m. and two hours after sunset but not past 10:30p.m.
On July 4, fireworks in Evansville can be let off between the hours of 10 a.m. and midnight.
Firework laws vary by state, city, and county.
Play it safe: if you have any questions about your area, call your local police or fire department.
Or click here for a list of state by state firework restrictions and regulations.
(This story was originally published on June 26, 2019)