Fireworks ordinance will be heavily enforced July 4th

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 12:36pm

The City of Waco Fire Department encourages everyone to have a safe Independence Day, free of fires, by enjoying the professional fireworks display at the Fourth on the Brazos celebration at Indian Spring Park.

Reports of fires and the loss of lives and property are coming in from around the nation. The danger of fire is further heightened as we near the 4th of July due to an increase in the use of fireworks. To prevent fire-related tragedies in our area, the City of Waco Fireworks Ordinance will be strictly enforced.

It is a violation of city ordinances to possess, use, manufacture, sell, give away, transport or discharge fireworks within the city limits of Waco or within 5,000 feet of the city limits without a permit from the fire marshal.

The ordinance prohibits the possession of fireworks by a minor. Fireworks allowed in the city limits without a permit are smoke bombs, “snakes,” “snap and pops,” sparklers and champagne poppers.

Fireworks sold by retail stores in Waco, such as Wal-Mart, Target, etc., are allowed. Fireworks purchased at stands outside the city limits (except for items listed above) are illegal to use or own.


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