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Fireworks are a very popular item to have during the Fourth of July holiday, which happens Thursday.
Columbus Public Safety spokesman Lt. Matt Myers says the city follows state law when it comes to the use of fireworks. You can only shoot off fireworks from 9 a.m. to midnight Thursday. Also anyone 18 and younger can't buy them and anyone 18 and younger must have an adult present.
"You can only set your fireworks off on your property or the property of someone that you have permission from," Myers said. "So setting them off in parks and public places are prohibited by law. And basically if your are setting off fireworks and a projectile type of firework leaves your property and lands on someone else's property or out in the street something of that nature, you're in violation of state law."
Myers suggests that you use good judgment and parents should monitor the use of fireworks with their children. He says the number one injury in the United States caused by fireworks comes from sparklers. He says sparklers can reach temperatures of over 1200 degrees and burn you very quickly.
For more information about using fireworks in Indiana, go to http://www.in.gov/dhs/2810.htm.
Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:15:56 PM
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