Avoid certain areas when shooting off fireworks
The Grant Volunteer Fire Department is asking all citizens to refrain from shooting fireworks along the south side of Third Street and the west side of Garfield Avenue from First to Third Streets, as well as inside the fairgrounds prior to and during the Chamber of Commerce fireworks display on July 4.
Fireworks in the areas mentioned above may ignite dry grasses and trees. Caution is also urged in shooting fireworks at other locations due to the extremely dry conditions.
Small fires could easily ignite and rapidly become large fires—please have a garden hose readily accessible when shooting off fireworks.
Fireworks must meet city ordinance
As a reminder to citizens, fireworks can be sold and shot off within city limits only while meeting the following requirements:
• Sales: Retail fireworks can be sold between June 24 and July 4 and between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1 of each year.
• Igniting: Fireworks can be set off for only a four-day period between June 30 and July 4 from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.
If, however, there is bad weather, fireworks may be set off until midnight on July 4.
Fireworks may be set off from 9 a.m. on Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1 for New Years Eve.